Dr Daniel Lee undertook both his undergraduate degree (MSci) in Chemistry and Molecular Physics and subsequent PhD in Chemistry at the University of Nottingham, UK. His PhD, under the supervision of Jeremy Titman, involved method development for multidimensional solid-state NMR spectroscopy, with a focus towards materials science. He then moved to France in early 2011 with a EuroTalents postdoc fellowship at CEA Grenoble with Gaël De Paëpe to help develop the emerging hyperpolarization technique of high-field dynamic nuclear polarization. He was hired as a researcher in late 2012 to continue in this direction while studying surfaces and interfaces of advanced functional (nano)materials. He moved to the Department of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science at the University of Manchester, UK, to take up a position as Lecturer in Chemical Engineering in July 2020.