Edwin L. Thomas
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Edwin Thomas is the Director of the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies Morris Cohen and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT School of Engineering.

Edwin Thomas is Director of the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, a $50 million collaboration between the United States Army, MIT, and corporate partners. At ISN, he is co-leader of two teams focused on energy absorbing materials and the integration and transitioning of technology systems.

He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science from Cornell University. He received the National Science Foundation’s Special Creativity Award in 1996 and 1988, the High Polymer Physics Prize of the American Physical Society, and the American Chemical Society’s Creative Polymer Chemist Award. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


flag Technology and the Future Warrior: Protecting Soldiers in the 21st Century
as author at  MIT World Series: Enterprise Forum,
together with: Steve Altes, Jean-Louis De Gay,
flag The Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies: Taking Nanotechnology from the Laboratory to the Soldier
as author at   MIT World Series: Technology Day 2003 Fast Times at MIT: What’s New, What’s Next - Now What?,