Dr. Bradley Edwards is an innovator, physicist, entrepreneur, technical manager and problem solver. Someone you want on your team.
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.