Sidney Goodman, P.E., M.S.M.E.

Author of  Asleep at the Geiger Counter

Sidney Goodman is a licensed Professional Engineer, with a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has had 43 years experience by January, 2002, in the research and development of projects which included aerospace, commercial, industrial products, residential energy products, and consumer products. At the age of 71 in April, 2002, he still provides engineering services.

After more than 30 years with Melnor Inc., he retired as their Chief Engineer and formed his own engineering product design consulting company. Immediately after retirement, he served Melnor as a consultant. Afterwards, he provided engineering services to industry, including a great deal of work on fuel cells and fuel cell systems.

Some of his designs won awards or set the lead in industry. He supervised an energy laboratory which was the first of its type for the standardized testing of humidifiers. He worked on the design of a temperature control for a nuclear rocket.

An ardent environmental activist, Sid was president of the Paramus Environmental Council. He served as a speaker for NJ Sane, The Union of Concerned Scientists, The Safe Energy Alternatives Alliance, The Nuclear Freeze, and the Citizens Energy Council. Some of his presentations were on radio and TV. He also served as the energy coordinator for the NJ Sierra Club and the Safe Energy Alternatives Special Interest Group of Mensa.

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