David Edwards (engineer)
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David A. Edwards is the Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Biomedical Engineering at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Much of his career has focused on drug delivery systems for treating infectious diseases.
Early life and education
Edwards was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He studied chemical engineering, receiving a B.S. from Michigan Technological University in the field in 1983, and a Ph.D. in 1987 from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Edwards' scientific work in biomedical engineering concerns the research and development of drug delivery platforms for treating infectious diseases in the developing world. He was a founder of Advanced Inhalation Research, now part of Alkermes, Inc., of Pulmatrix, and of Medicine in Need, an international non-governmental organization aimed at developing new drugs and vaccines for diseases of poverty, such as tuberculosis.
- Edwards, David; Cantor, Jay (2008). Niche. Harvard University Press. ISBN 9780674027909.
- Edwards, David (2009). Whiff. Harvard University Press. ISBN 9780674032866.
- Edwards, David (2010). ArtScience: Creativity in the Post-Google Era. Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0674034648.
- Edwards, David (2010). The Lab: Creativity and Culture. Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-05719-7.
- Edwards, David (2019). Creating Things That Matter: The Art and Science of Innovations That Last. Picador. ISBN 978-1-250-23071-3.
Edwards, his wife and two children live between Boston and Paris.
- Faculty profile Archived 2008-04-06 at the Wayback Machine, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
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- Chutzpah Science, Forbes magazine, May 25, 2005.
- Nose Spray May Slow Spread of Germs, Fox News, November 30, 2004.
- Kirsner, Scott (3 March 2013). "Harvard dreamer looks for ways to link art, science, and commerce: Innovation Economy". Boston Globe. Retrieved 23 September 2020.