Dr. Edward A. Friedman

Trustee, Professor Emeritus of Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA

Dr. Edward A. Friedman is a Professor Emeritus of Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he studied Physics. While there, he served as a leader of important campus organizations. He went on to pursue Ph. D. studies in Physics at Columbia University. He supported his graduate study with Teaching and Research appointments at Columbia University. In 1963, he was appointed to the Physics faculty at Stevens Institute of Technology as well as to a Visiting Scientist Appointment at Brookhaven National Laboratories where he oversaw nuclear physics studies at the Brookhaven graphite research reactor. In 1965, he and Arline went to Afghanistan, where Edward participated in a major U.S. development project of a college of engineering at Kabul University. When returning to the U.S. in 1967, Edward resumed teaching and research at Stevens and was co-recipient of the Stevens Research Award in 1970 for laser scattering studies of the polymer glass transition. In that year, he was recruited to return to Afghanistan as the Director of the Engineering School Development project. In that position he worked closely with the American Ambassador and members of the Afghan cabinet and leadership. Upon completion of that assignment, he received a citation and medal from the King of Afghanistan for his service and accomplishments. Upon returning to Stevens in 1973, Edward was appointed Dean of the Undergraduate School with responsibility for academic affairs, student affairs, financial aid and admissions. In 1986, he left the Deanship to become a Professor of Technology Management at Stevens. In 1988, he founded a program at Stevens to bring Internet resources and techniques to pre-college schools throughout New Jersey and the United States. During the next 15 years he managed more than $20 million in grants and awards from state and federal agencies in implementing that program. In 1992, he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to collaborate with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences on the role of computers in education. He helped facilitate new relationships for Bulgarians as they made a transition away from complete reliance on the Russian Federation. In recognition for his services in Bulgaria he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Mathematics Degree from Sofia University in 2000. He is currently an Emeritus Professor at Stevens. He is teaching, writing and speaking on public policy aspects of Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Weapons.