Ed was appointed as Lecturer in Metallurgy at the Department of Materials in late 2015, and was made Senior Lecturer in 2019. Before arriving in Manchester, Ed completed his undergraduate degree at University of Cambridge (2011) followed by a PhD at the same institution (2014), where he worked in the Phase Transformations and Complex Properties research group. He was a Research Associate in Cambridge’s Rolls-Royce UTC for one year following his PhD.
Ed is Academic Lead for Outreach for Materials Science and Engineering. He sits on the Management Boards of the Advanced Metallics System CDT and the Fusion CDT, and is a member of the IOM3's Materials Chemistry Committee. In 2017, he won the IOM3's Frank Fitzgerald Medal for his work on steels.