Dr. Edward J. Friedman
Forty-two years of experience in electro-optic concepts and analysis with an emphasis on creating technical solutions for customers, creating effective proposals, providing leadership for younger colleagues, providing effective intra-team communication on technical topics and garnering the support of management for funding these efforts. He has also been active in developing effective relationships between his employers and the small business community that provides technology innovations.
He has worked for Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp, The Boeing Company, Martin Marietta and the Mitre Corporation. This work included active and passive aerospace sensors for navigation (star trackers, star scanners, metrology systems and small imaging systems), remote sensors for weather and climate research and operational observation, planetary science, astrophysics, oceanography and defense.
His collaborations with the science community focused on mission concept development, proposal management and leading technology development in support of these efforts. In all cases, risk and cost assessments were a critical focus.
He was selected as a Boeing Technical Fellow, based on his expertise in the field of electro-optics. He was an adjunct faculty in the Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Colorado for the period from 1998 to 2002. He and his PhD student were awarded a patent (6,278,100) for technology developed during the writing of the thesis. He has been an instructor in both mathematics and astronomy at local community colleges. While a Visiting Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, he studied implications of energy strategies on anthropogenic climate change. He has numerous publications in refereed journals.