Daniel Wilson received his B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from Clemson University. For his masters thesis, he worked with the Air Force Research Laboratory to develop a process for hypersonic aircraft conceptual design initialization. During his graduate studies at Clemson, he taught the undergraduate lab on thermal/fluid sciences and data acquisition. To continue his education, he is now pursuing a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Liberty University, where the primary thrust of his research is optimizing the atomization of biosludge for energy conversion using CFD. He is passionate about developing his skills as an engineer, progressing as a researcher, and teaching students. During his free time, he enjoys reading, particularly the works of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien, and spending time with his wife and son.