Fred Passman’s Biography

Frep PDr. Frederick J. Passman, Ph. D., founded this biodeterioration company in the hopes of educating others about preventing industrial system biodeterioration. Dr. Passman is an ASTM Fellow, STLE Fellow and Certified Metalworking Fluids Specialist with 40 years of experience in environmental-industrial microbiology. Since 1973, Dr. Passman has conducted research and consulted to government and private industries on topics as diverse as composting sewage sludge, U.S. EPA criteria for various groups of toxic substances in freshwater 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 and STLE. He is also the Vice-chair of ATSM Subcommittee D.02.14 on Fuel Cleanliness and Stability. He chairs ASTM Subcommittee D.02.14 Task Force on Fuel Microbiology, is Chair of ASTM Subcommittee E.34.50 Health and Safety of Metalworking Fluids, Vice-chair of ASTM Committee E34 Occupational Health and Safety and is an active member of E.35.15 Antimicrobial Pesticides. He has drafted ASTM Standards for each of these committees. His curriculum vitae can be viewed here.

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 ASTM’s Award of Merit. He has more than 40 publications to his name. To view Dr. Passman’s bibliography, please click here.

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