Principal Engineer, Advanced Materials Research & Open Innovation
Edwin Freeman is a Principal Engineer, Advanced Materials Research & Open Innovation with Mars, where he cultivates and maintains strategic relationships with external networks to proactively identify opportunities to discover, develop and deliver solutions to address the company’s global packaging sustainability program and strategy. Prior to joining Mars in 2019, Edwin was a R&D Packaging Scientist with The Coca-Cola Company where he lead the global sustainable packaging community, set strategic direction and built capabilities to drive life cycle assessment of the company’s beverage packaging and developed approaches and strategies for reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) impact from packaging.
Edwin has served as Visiting Scientist (Volunteer assignment) under the auspices of a consortium comprising of The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), The Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and the United Nations University (UNU). He conducted lectures, seminars and workshops on low-cost technologies for sustainability and environmental stewardship in rural communities as well as polymer science curriculum development assistance at William V. S. Tubman University in Liberia. Edwin has a Ph.D. in Polymer Science from the University of Akron and a Masters degree in Chemistry from the Rochester Institute of Technology.