Edward James Larkin

Chemistry Instructor Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BSc University College Dublin, MSc University College Dublin

Research Areas: Petroleomics, asphaltenes, chemistry education, STEAM/WESTEM outreach


Edward received his MSc at University College Dublin (Dublin, Ireland) in the field of Organometallic Chemistry. He currently serves as an Instructor of Chemistry at NYUAD. Prior to joining NYUAD, Edward was employed in Research and Development in the chemical industry, working mainly with active pharmaceutical ingredients (API's) and process transfer and development. Edward has been involved in ADNOC-funded research with the Naumov group since arriving at NYUAD, studying the identity, properties, and inhibition of asphaltenes. His other interests include Teaching and STEAM outreach and he has led some recent outreach initiatives to increase public interest and awareness in this area.

Edward is primarily involved in teaching the undergraduate chemistry laboratories of the Foundation of Science (FoS) integrated curriculum (sophomores), as well as the FoS Chemistry lecture course (Freshmen), where he and the FoS team strive to make the course both engaging and educational. 

Edward also holds a number of professional certifications in Environmental Health and Safety.