Dr Daniel Lay is a mechanical engineer specialising in novel separation technologies.

Daniel completed his PhD in 2021 at The University of Queensland's Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre, investigating the factors that influence high voltage pulse particle breakage and pre-concentration. Prior to beginning his PhD, Daniel worked as an engineer on the Queensland Curtis LNG Project performing pneumatic and hydrostatic testing and nitrogen purging.

Currently Daniel is working as a researcher at the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre investigating novel separation technologies.