You're having technical issues and need a genius on your side.  You need to know if the technology works before investing.  You need an innovator, a physicist,  a problem-solver, a technical consultant.  You need Edwards.

 

 

Innovator

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The space elevator was considered science fiction prior to the work of Dr. Edwards.  Now it is being slated to be built.  The optical cryocooler was proposed in 1928 but wasn't built until Dr. Edwards designed and assembled the first one in the mid 1990's.  

In recognition for his work Dr. Edwards was selected as a Modern-Day Leonardo da Vinci by the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry and awarded the Arthur C. Clark Innovator's Award in 2005 - awardees have included Elon Musk, Peter Diamonds, and Robert Bigelow.

Physicist

Carbon  nanotubes in epoxy

Carbon  nanotubes in epoxy

Dr. Edwards received his Ph.D. in physics from a top university in 1990. Then was recruited by Los Alamos National Laboratory and spent a decade working on spacecraft and advanced sensor systems.  He has led teams, labs and projects as large as 75 people and conducted wildly successful independent work.  Dr. Edwards has secured millions in financing and founded startup companies.  One of his successes is co-founding a company producing some of the best carbon nanotubes available and nanotube reinforced epoxies. 

Broad-Based Knowledge

Navis autonomous oceanographic float

Navis autonomous oceanographic float

Trained as an x-ray astrophysicist Dr. Edwards has programmed over 60,000 lines of code in his life in six different computer languages, designed space missions for the moon, Mars and Europa as well as the interstellar medium.  He has designed cryogenic sensors for rockets, laser-driven cryocoolers, sychrotron mirrors, and long-lived autonomous oceanographic floats.  This is in addition to his most famous work of developing the designs for the first viable space elevator.