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Peter Silverberg Biography

08/03/09
Peter M. Silverberg, is currently the Communications Chairman of the Philadelphia Section of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). For the last four years he has edited the Almanack and administered the section’s website. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of the Engineers' Club of Philadelphia as liaison IEEE. He also has membership in the Professional Engineer registered in Ohio. Among numerous Section activities, Peter has been on two Congressional Visits, served as a judge of Future City and Science Fair and provided references to others to advance from Member to Senior Members. He has participated in the committee on elevations two times. He is at work on a project to install a Milestone plaque at the Franklin Institute honoring Benjamin Franklin as the first true researcher into electrical physics and is on the Local Arrangements Committee for the IEEE 125th Anniversary Conference coming here in August. He also judges student papers in the annual writing contest. He retired from formal employment in 2008 after holding several interesting jobs; Associate Editor of BioPharm International, where he edited two articles a month on average; Associate Editor of Chemical Engineering; Senior Electrical Engineer, Stone and Webster Engineering Corp; Senior Insulation Engineer, Parsons Peebles Electric Products Inc.; Chemical Engineer, General Electric Co., Schenectady, N.Y; Senior Analytical Engineer, Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Co.; and Chemical Engineer, Air Products and Chemicals Inc. just to name a few. Peter graduated from MIT in 1960 with a S.B. in Chemical Engineering and also in 1961 with a S.M. in Chemical Engineering Practice also from MIT. He became a P.E. in 1977. He published nine articles before becoming an editor and rewrote too many to carefully count. When not working on engineering activities, he edits a newsletter called Newton's News for the Plus- 55 Homeowners Association "Traditions at Newton’s Landing" in Delanco, New Jersey. He also buys and sells antiques. He married Anne Lubeck of Edgewater, NJ three years ago. Between them they have eight children and six children.