Dr. Friedman has been a strong proponent of team collaborations for technology development throughout his career. Thus in building up the technical capability of Integrated Sensors (I-S), Dr. Friedman built a team of collaborating partners from some of the leading universities and government laboratories in relevant technology fields (see “Collaborating Partners”).
By way of background, prior to founding I-S, Dr. Friedman was the Board Chairman and CTO of Photonics Systems, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of ruggedized plasma displays for the U.S. military, NATO and allied countries. Dr. Friedman was a recognized expert in the flat panel display and solar energy industries, having served as the first president of the American Display Consortium, an editor and conference chairman for SPIE/IS&T, a member of the U.S. Defense Science Board (High Resolution Systems Task Force), and a technology expert witness to the U.S. Congress having testified before both the U.S. House Subcommittee on Technology & Competitiveness, and the U.S. Senate Governmental Affairs Committee on U.S. competitiveness.
Inventor of both plasma panel sensors (PPS) and ultra-fast, transmissive (UFT) radiation detectors for real-time beam monitoring of ionizing particles and photons in both vacuum and air. Applications include external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), nuclear and high energy physics. Dr. Friedman and Integrated Sensors have been awarded 18 U.S. and foreign patents with additional patents pending on our newest technology. Integrated Sensors has received continuous R&D funding from the U.S. government since 2007, primarily from the U.S. Dept. of Energy (Office of Nuclear Physics) and from the National Cancer Institute (NIH-NCI).
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Post-Doctoral Scholar, Physical Chemistry, University of Michigan, 1976-1974
Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of Michigan, 1974
B.A., Chemistry with Honors (Minors: Mathematics & Physics), Rutgers University, 1967