Edward James Larkin

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

Research Areas: Chemical education, petroleomics, outreach

Edward Larkin received his MSc in the field of Organometallic Chemistry from University College Dublin (Dublin, Ireland). He currently serves as an Instructor of Chemistry at NYUAD. Prior to joining NYUAD, he was employed in the chemical industry (R&D), working mainly with active pharmaceutical ingredients (API's), process transfer and development. Edward has been involved in ADNOC-funded research with the Naumov Group (Smart Materials Lab) since starting at NYUAD, studying the identity, properties, and inhibition of asphaltenes. His other interests include Chemical Education and (We)STEAM outreach and he has led many 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 (first-years), where he strives to make the course both engaging and educational. Other courses he is involved in include Analytical Chemistry, Food Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry.

Edward also holds a number of professional certifications in Environmental Health and Safety (IGC, Diploma, CHMM) as well as a PGCEi from the University of Buckingham.