Andrew Danis joined Norwich University in 2002 as a faculty lecturer teaching Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry and General Chemistry. He completed a B.Sc. in Chemistry at the United States Naval Academy in 2007. Following graduation, he was commissioned and served in the active-duty Navy for five and a half years. During this time he worked as a division officer on the USS FRANK CABLE (AS-40) and later a staff officer at United States Fleet Forces (USFF) Command.
Upon leaving the active-duty Navy, he joined the Vermont Army National Guard as a traditional guardsman and started graduate school at McGill in Montreal, Quebec. During his PhD he studied electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL) a light emission process involving highly energetic homogeneous reactions that are initiated electrochemically. The collaboration he was a part of researched novel ways to enhance ECL intensity through embedding ECL emitters into polymers that would self-assemble in polar solvents. Andrew completed his PhD under the supervision of Dr. Mauzeroll in 2019.
Following the completion of his PhD. Andrew went to the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (UIUC) and worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Rodriguez-Lopez lab. The lab’s research was tied to a nationwide strategic collaboration called Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR). JCESR focuses on research that increases the performance of Redox-flow batteries for use in large scale energy storage
After his time at UIUC Andrew returned to Canada and joined the Schougaard lab at the University du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM), where they investigate Lithium-ion batteries. During his time in the Schougaard lab, he used spectroscopy to explore the conductivity of cathode materials at different states of charge.