Edward received his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland in 2011. As an undergraduate, Edward was a member of the Gemstone and Honors programs, in addition to being a Banneker-Key Scholar. As part of the Gemstone program, he was group leader of a four-year, research project under the guidance of Professor James Duncan. He also worked concurrently with Professor Raymond Adomaitis developing and studying copper oxide semiconductors for use in photoelectrochemical cells. In Fall 2011, he began his Ph.D. at UCSB in Chemical Engineering, and is now co-advised by Professors Glenn Fredrickson, Craig Hawker, and Ed Kramer.
Edward is exploring the utility of polymers in anti-fouling coatings. Specifically, looking at ways to inhibit the settlement of foulants on membrane surfaces used for water filtration applications.