David Edwards

David  Edwards
  • BS Chemical Engineering 1983
Michigan Tech named Harvard biomedical engineer David A. Edwards '83 (chemical engineering) the winner of its highest honor, the Melvin Calvin Medal of Distinction. This is only the fifth time the University has awarded the prestigious medal since it was created in 1985.

The Melvin Calvin Medal of Distinction recognizes individuals who have had an affiliation with the University and who have exhibited distinguished professional and personal accomplishments. It was presented during Spring Commencement.

Edwards is the Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Biomedical Engineering at Harvard University, where he has taught since 2002. His research focuses on drug delivery, infectious disease treatment, and needle-less vaccines. He pioneered the technology of aerosol medication, including inhaled insulin.

In 2007, Edwards received the Distinguished Alumni Award.

Excerpted from Michigan Tech Magazine, Fall 2007