Edward is Branch Head (Acting) of the Multifunctional Materials Branch at the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington D.C. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Lehigh University in 1999 and 2004 respectively. Edward started at NRL in 2004 as a NRC post-doc for 2 years and then joined the permanent staff as a materials research engineer. In November 2015, he was promoted to Section Head of the Ceramics and Rapid Prototyping Section at NRL and then again to his current position in April 2020. Edward has authored more than 90 peer-reviewed articles and proceedings, delivered over 30 invited talks (including plenary at international conferences), and served as a guest editor for a special issue of IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Journal. He holds 8 Patents, two of which are under licensing agreement and have transitioned to the defense and commercial sector. Edward is active in the American Ceramics Society as a member of the Electronics (Secretary Elect), Basic Science, and Engineering Ceramics Divisions as well as a founding member and co-chair of the Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia Section. He is also on the ACerS Book sub-committee and received the 2015 Du-Co Young Professionals Award and a 2018 Best Paper award for the Journal of American Ceramics Society.
Edward is also active in TMS, ASM, Tau Beta Pi, US/Japan Seminar on Dielectric Materials, and DOD-related committees. His research interests include piezoelectric materials for sensor and actuator applications; processing of dielectric and ferroelectric materials; unique processing methods to create bulk nano-structured ceramics including microwave, high pressure and aerosol deposition processing for functional and structural applications such as hypersonics, thermal barrier coatings and magnetic/dielectric devices.