Dr. Edward A. Friedman

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

Dr. Edward Friedman is a Professor Emeritus of Technology Management at Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey. He currently teaches, writes, and speaks on public policy aspects of nuclear energy and nuclear weapons. In 1965, he participated in the development of a College of Engineering at Kabul University. He later acted as the Director of the Engineering School Development project in Afghanistan where he worked closely with the American Ambassador and members of the Afghan cabinet and leadership. He received a citation and medal from the King of Afghanistan for his service. In 1970, he received jointly the Stevens Research Award for laser scattering studies of the polymer glass transition. From 1973 – 1988, he oversaw undergraduate education at Stevens as Dean of the College.

Dr. Friedman also founded a program at Stevens that brought Internet resources to pre-college schools; he managed more than $20 million in grants and awards from state and federal agencies to implement the program for the following 15 years. In 1992, he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to collaborate with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences on the role of computers in education. In recognition for his services, Dr. Friedman was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Mathematics from Sofia University in 2000.

Dr. Friedman has a B.S. in Physics from MIT and a Ph.D. in Physics from Columbia University.