Edward Chan was the 'Grandfather' of 'Time Travel'. He wrote a thesis on the theoretical use of Time Travel that led to the Professor Waldstein creating the original machine. He is a Chinese-American who was born in Texas. He is sent back in time when Maddy causes a Time Portal in the vicinity of him and other teenagers on a field trip to TERI. He is transported to the Cretaceous period along with the assassin named Howard trying to kill him but eventually saves his life from a advanced hunting pack of dinosaurs when he promises not to research time travel. He is corrupted at a cellular level from the radiation caused by the portal and dies of cancer at the age of 26 just three years after he writes his thesis on time travel.