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In this role, Edward is responsible for finding and evaluating technologies and opportunities that complement Dow's robust Research & Development pipeline and have the potential to contribute to the Company’s long-term success. His geographic focus is on the U.S. East Coast.

Edward joined Rohm & Haas in 1982 as a senior scientist in Analytical Research where he was promoted to manager prior to moving into Computer Applications research. He then transitioned to Corporate Exploratory Research followed by Corporate Development.

Edward has extensive experience in research management, market development, and business development for the Electronic Materials and Advanced Materials markets. He has contributed to advancements in ceramics, displays, organic electronics, optical disks, photovoltaics, and microwave devices.

Edward earned a B.S. in chemistry with Honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Ph. D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a Certificate of Professional Development from the Wharton Executive Education program at the University of Pennsylvania, was Co-chair for the Industrial Research Institute subcommittee on Corporate Venturing, and serves as a judge for various business plan competitions including those hosted by Wharton, MIT, and the Cleantech Alliance.