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Daniel W. Bearden

Dan’s research has focused on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) since he started graduate school, with various side trails in areas like quasi-elastic neutron scattering (thesis work) and environmental analytical chemistry (in NOAA tasks he led the environmental analytical chemistry group). Currently as the Senior NIST NMR Scientist at the Hollings Marine Laboratory in Charleston, SC, he is developing techniques for NMR-based environmental metabolomics and using NMR for SRM development and certification efforts.


Membership and Professional Activities:

  • American Chemical Society, Member
  • Metabolomics Society, Member


Research Chemist
Chemical Sciences Division

Employment History:

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Australian National University, Research School of Chemistry, Canberra, Australia, 1987-1989
  • Director of NMR Facilities and Lecturer, Clemson University, 1990-1993
  • Research Chemist, NOAA, 1993-2007
  • Research Chemist, NIST, 2007-present


  • Electrical Engineering, BS, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 1980
  • Physics, BS, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 1980
  • Physics, MS, Rice University, Houston, TX 1983
  • Physics, Ph.D., Rice University, Houston, TX 1986

Phone: 843-762-8865
Fax: 843-762-8742