Daniel Broaddus

Daniel Broaddus, Honors Scholar, Class of 2017

Chicago-Kent Honors Scholar

Class of 2017

Daniel Broaddus received a Doctorate in Applied Physics from Cornell University in 2010. At Cornell, he conducted cutting-edge physics and engineering research as a member of the Quantum and Nonlinear Optics Group. Specifically, his research focused on nanophotonics, laser physics, and next generation telecommunications. Daniel completed his undergraduate work in Physics at Princeton University in 2004.

Although he still views himself as a scientist at his core, Daniel transitioned into patent law and has been actively practicing before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office since 2011. Daniel is a Scientific Advisor with Brinks Gilson & Lione in Chicago. Previously, he worked as a patent agent for Gazdzinski & Associates in San Diego. He has expertise and patent prosecution experience in a diverse array of technical fields, including electrical engineering, wireless technologies, and optical physics. Prior to his entry into patent law, Daniel lived in Beijing for eight months where he worked as Chief Physics Editor for the Edanz Group.

Daniel attends Chicago-Kent as an evening division student, and feels lucky to be a part of that tight-knit and career-oriented group. However, he does not shy away from showing up at campus during the day to attend lectures and engage with the broader student body.

Daniel loves cooking and experimentation, which, to the chagrin of his family, he often combines. He is currently grooming his three-year-old daughter to serve as his sous chef.