Ed graduated from the University of Bath in 2014 with a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering. He spent a 1-year undergraduate student placement in the fine pharmaceuticals industry as a process engineer with AstraZeneca, and then after graduating went straight into the construction materials manufacturing industry within the Etex group, achieving the position of Senior Process Engineer through experience gained primarily on calcination and thermal processes. Ed spent a portion of his undergraduate degree working with Dr Chris Chuck on the Co-culture of yeast and micro-algae for the production of biodiesel, and is keen to return to the forefront of biomass-to-valuable products process research. In his spare time Ed enjoys exploring Dartmoor national park with his dog, paddle-boarding at his local beach, and enjoying the beautiful East-Devon coastline with his partner and family.
- Building a marine biorefinery for the production of food, bulk chemicals and energy from macroalgae (seaweed) with Dr Chris Chuck – 1st MRes project
- Hydrogen adsorption and transport in polymers of intrinsic microporosity with Professor Steve Parker and Professor Tim Mays – 2nd MRes project