Stephen Freiman

Freiman Consulting

"Measurement Needs for Nanomaterials: What and Why"

Dr. Freiman graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a B. ChE. and a M. S. in Metallurgy. After receiving a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida in 1968, Dr. Freiman worked at the IIT Research Institute and the Naval Research Laboratory. He joined NIST (then NBS) in 1978. From 1992 to 2002 Dr. Freiman served as Chief of the Ceramics Division at NIST. Prior to his leaving NIST in 2006 to start a consulting business (Freiman Consulting Inc.), Dr. Stephen Freiman served for four years as Deputy Director of the Materials Science and Engineering.

Dr. Freiman has published over 150 papers focussing on the mechanical properties of brittle materials. He was the first Chairman of the ASTM Subcommittee addressing brittle fracture and a past Chair of the VAMAS steering committee. In the American Ceramic Society, he served as Chair of the Glass and Optical Materials Division, Chair of the Program and Meetings Committee, Treasurer, and President of the Society. He is a Fellow and Distinguished Life Member of the American Ceramic Society.