David Edwards is a scientist, inventor and writer. The founder and inventor of FEND, 2020 Time Magazine Best Invention of the Year, a new daily rite for cleansing the lungs, David's inventions and startups have led to FDA-approved products on the market such as Inbrijia (inhaled L Dopa for Parkinson’s). David was Professor of the Practice of Bioengineering at Harvard University in the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences from 2001 to 2019, and transitioned to Associate at the start of the pandemic to help pioneer the science and global clinical trial program of airway hydration. At Harvard, David’s innovation learning programs have helped pioneer new ways of thinking about the translation of high-impact ideas as captured in his most recent book Creating Things That Matter (Holt 2018), Nautilus Book Award winner in 2018 in the category of creativity. David has received many international honors and awards, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering in the USA and in France, a member of the National Institute of Inventors, and a Chevalier of the Arts & Letters by the French Ministry of Culture. He is the founder of multiple startups, such as Foodberry, and author of books ranging from applied mathematics to fiction and nonfiction.