Daren is creative in the areas of science, chemistry, music, arts and psychology. He has created many useful, entertaining and practical inventions in many fields including theoretical physics, polymer processing, explosives formulations, math and music.
He saved and sold pop bottles as a kid, delivered newspapers as a teenager, and worked summer jobs to pay his way through school at Queen’s University where he earned a degree in engineering chemistry. Daren wrote and compiled a thermodynamic data program for Queen’s that lead to the discovery of errors in their own text book. The Chemistry Department later insisted on leasing a copy of the program.
Daren was luckily granted the opportunity to work for the mining department at Queen’s on a project to develop a calorimeter for high explosives. The unit he built can safely contain the detonation of a small amount of high explosives, measure the energy released, and contain the post-detonation gases produced for later analysis. The calorimeter functions perfectly and is now the property of Canada’s Department of National Defense with over 300 successful detonations under its belt.
His unique ability to think way outside of the box has led him to inventing CDP otherwise known as Cold Detonation Physics. By detonating mixtures of powdered magnesium and dry ice Daren has successfully discovered the cleanest method to mass produce nanodiamond on the planet.
Daren Swanson’s personal mission is to positively impact as many lives as possible through the success of EnviroDiamond by financially supporting individuals and organizations that address the environment, human rights issues, improvements in education and research into multiple fields of study.