Visiting Scholar
Marine Biology Research Division

Research Interests

  • Aquatic photosynthesis
  • Biofuels and microalgal physiology
  • Bioinspired photonics
  • Underwater optics and biophotonics
  • Microenvironmental ecology
  • Coral reef ecology and coral bleaching


  • PhD, University of Technology Sydney, Australia 2015
  • MSc, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology & Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology, Germany 2010
  • BSc, James Cook University, Australia 2008


Daniel Wangpraseurt is a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK & Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Daniel’s research focuses on the development of bioinspired approaches for improving photosynthetic efficiency in biofuel production. His research is broadly placed at the interface between biology and optics and his work includes aspects of microalgal photobiology, optical modelling, bio-imaging, 3D printing and microenvironmental ecology. Before joining SIO, Daniel worked as a Carlsberg Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Copenhagen where he used medical imaging techniques to understand the biophotonic and structural properties of corals. He received his PhD from the University of Technology, Sydney where he studied coral photobiology and bio-optics.