Edward is an assistant professor in Physical Geography at National Institute of Education and Asian School of the Environment (courtesy appointment), and a Principal Investigator (PI) at the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), where he is developing a research program titled Tropical Rivers in the Anthropocene. Edward’s work is strongly based on geospatial technologies and hydrological modelling, in addition to field methods. He aims to understand how rivers in the tropics respond to natural disasters and human activities.
Edward holds a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin (2017), and has won several awards such as National Science Foundation’s DDRIG and AAG’s Gordon Reds Wolman award. Since 2020, he has been the Principal Investigator (PI) of several research projects, that totals >1 million USD. He is currently the national representative for the International Association for Geomorphologists (IAG) and the executive committee member of the Association of Singapore Teachers (AST).
He is also an Associate Editor of Journal of Environmental Management, and editorial board member of Science of the Total Environment.