Fred Passman’s Biography
Dr. Passman is an ASTM Fellow, STLE Fellow and Certified Metalworking Fluids Specialist with more than 45 years’ experience in environmental-industrial microbiology.
Since 1973, Dr. Passman has conducted research and consulted to government and private industry on topics as diverse as composting municipal sewage sludge, U.S. EPA criteria for various groups of toxic substances in fresh-water systems, microbially enhanced oil recovery, and microbial contamination control in industrial process-fluids.
Dr. Passman is a member of numerous professional and trade organizations including ASTM, the International Biodegradation & Biodeterioration Society (IBBS) and STLE. Dr. Passman is currently the President of IBBS. Dr. Passman has twice received STLE’s Wilber Deutsch Memorial Award for writing excellence, is a recipient of STLE’s P.M. Ku Award and Ramond L. Thibault Excellence in Education Award. He has also received ASTM’s Award of Merit, ASTM Committee D02’s George V. Dyroff Award of Honorary Membership, and ASTM D02’s Eagle Award. In September 2022, Dr. Passman received the International Association on the Stability, Use, and Handling of Liquid Fuels’ Lifetime Achievement Award. He has more than 70 publications to his name.
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