I am Chris Edwards.
Strategic communications is what I do… or at least what I am working towards.
This gives a small indication of my communication skills. I’ve worked on many issues in multiple fields. It has resulted in diverse skills that can be used in many sectors.
Supporting science communication and popularization in China
While working at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), I spent a lot of time working to improve the quality of writing that promoted the research outcomes of the university. As part of that, I would spend time talking to the researchers to develop a better understanding of their achievements. Hours would be spent working with professors to develop the necessary knowledge to try and communicate this vital information.
While I was there, I also spent time developing my own science communication guide. It is an unfinished project, but I would like to finish it at some point. I appreciate that I do not know enough in the field to appropriately fill it out.
Late in 2021, a professor at SUSTech connected me with the Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics, and Physics (CIOMP). They were looking for assistance with press releases for publications within the Light Publishing Group, such as Light: Science and Applications, Light: Advanced Manufacturing, and eLight.
Since then, I have been involved in the following articles:
Light: Science and Applications
- Eurekalert! – New photoreceptors could replicate our eye’s sensitivity to light
- AZO Optics – Artificial Electronic Retina Mimics the Behavior of the Eye’s Rod Retina Cells
- AZO Optics – Hybrid Photoreceptors Could Lead to the Development of Efficient Artificial Retina Network
- New Atlas – Perovskite artificial retina can read handwritten numbers
- TechXplore – Perovskites used to make efficient artificial retina
Light: Advanced Manufacturing
- Eurekalert! – A clear and undamaged view of optical fiber
- AZO Optics – Unique Technology Measures Mechanical Properties of Optical Fibers Through FSBS
- Phys.org – Nondestructive testing of optical fiber diameters
- Science Magazine – A clear and undamaged view of optical fiber
- Eurekalert! – Light vs. data: Backpropagation advancing optical metrology and inverse design process
- AZO Optics – Multilayer Thin-Film Neural Networks for Optical Inverse Problem
- Eurekalert! – How hairdryers and balloons inspired next-level force measurements
- Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics – How hairdryers and balloons inspired next-level force measurements
- Phys.org – How hairdryers and balloons inspired next-level force measurements
- Eurekalert! – Seeing through random diffusers instantly without a computer
- California NanoSystems Institute – Imaging Through Random Diffusers Instantly without a Computer
- News8Plus – Imaging through random diffusers instantly without a computer
- PRLog – Imaging Through Random Diffusers Instantly without a Computer
- TechXplore – Imaging through random diffusers instantly without a computer
- Eurekalert! – New epoch of miniaturized Cherenkov detectors
- AZO Optics – Miniaturized Particle Detectors Could Broaden the Applications of Cherenkov Detection
- Media INAF – Tecnologia per rivelatori Cherenkov miniaturizzati
- Mirage News – New epoch of miniaturized Cherenkov detectors
- Phys.org – New epoch of miniaturized Cherenkov detectors
- Science Magazine – New epoch of miniaturized Cherenkov detectors
- Space Daily – New epoch of miniaturized Cherenkov detectors
Writing opinion pieces for public consumption
Since moving to China, I have taken the opportunity to write for the local English-language newspaper, the Shenzhen Daily. While it may not have the highest readership, it is the only daily English-language newspaper in the city of nearly 20 million people.
I have also contributed to some of the more “traditional” articles that have appeared on its pages. Below is a list of the articles in question.
- What do I love about Futian? July 18
- Creating a two-wheeled revenue stream for Shenzhen, April 20
- Ineffective anti-smoking laws in China, 25 May
- Could south China host a global sporting event? June 1
- Reforming China’s real estate industry, June 15
- What’s happened to political discourse? October 31
- Make students and parents more responsible for their education, May 30
- Increase sun protection of students, July 17
- Don’t rely overly on machines, August 14
- Where’s the inter-province financial connectivity? October 16
- Is culture the reason for sexual harassment? December 11
- Can Shenzhen go all-electric on the road? January 29
- Rural education reform not that easy, February 5
- Visa cuts for Chinese students good for China, 26 March
- Tattoo ban poorly thought out, April 9
- Teaching of economics must change, June 11
- British Prince Andrew visits local university, November 2
- Mathematics maestro in multiple modes, April 1
- SUSTech Professor Zheng Chunmiao elected AGU Fellow, August 20 (China Daily)
- SUSTech professor commit to lifelong education at Shenzhen Library, September 4
- Destroying Chinese people and the economy through 996, June 7
- Why lying flat makes sense, Letter to the Editor, July 12
- Making the local metro system better, July 12
- My view on Shenzhen Sports, July 19
- New tutoring rules, Letter to the Editor, August 16
- Fight stigma against mental illness, December 13
- Why’s the bouquet no longer wanted? January 17