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

A flexible capacitive photoreceptor for the biomimetic retina

Light: Advanced Manufacturing

Non-destructive and distributed measurement of optical fiber diameter with nanometer resolution based on coherent forward stimulated Brillouin scattering

Thin-film neural networks for optical inverse problem

Resolution enhance of digital holographic microscopy via synthetic aperture: a review


Highly sensitive force measurements in an optically generated, harmonic hydrodynamic trap

Computational imaging without a computer: seeing through random diffusers at the speed of light

Image encryption using spatial nonlinear optics

Surface Dyakonov-Cherenkov radiation

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.