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Engineers' Club of Philadelphia

Peter Silverberg, PE

Director, Class of 2016
Philadelphia Section IEEE, Communications Director

Peter Silverberg, PE graduated from MIT with both a S.B. and an S.M. in chemical engineering in 1960 and 1961. He had three jobs in that field with Air Products, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft (a division of United Technologies), and General Electric. He discovered an aptitude for the insulation side of electrical engineering and so after 1975 he put that to work with Parsons Peebles Electric Products and Stone and Webster Engineering Corp. He published nine technical papers and co-authored one IEEE Standard. His P.E. License is from Ohio.

In 1995, he made a switch to technical editing of magazines. For eight years he was Associate Editor of Chemical Engineering and then for another four years was Associate Editor of BioPharm International. He retired in 2007 and devotes much of his spare time to technical society activities.. He was on the Board of Directors of the MIT Club of the Delaware Valley 1990-1994 and still runs an occasional program. He joined Order of the Engineer in 2010.

Since 2005 he has been the Communications Director of the Philadelphia Section of the IEEE. This means he edits the Almanack and is the web administrator. He is a Senior Life Member of the IEEE. In August 2009 he completed a project that installed an Electrical Milestone Plaque honoring Benjamin Franklin at the American Philosophical Society. Since 2102, he represents Region 2 of IEEE on the Admissions and Advancement Committee, which determines the correct grade for all members except Fellows.

He joined the Board of the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia in 2008 and serves with the Affiliate Affairs Committee. Peter has judged for special awards at Future City, and Regional Science Fair, and the MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education) competition. He worked with the designers of the Philadelphia Engineering Foundation website “Discover Engineering in Greater Philadelphia.”

To keep his writing skills sharp he edits the newsletter for the Newton’s Landing Homeowners’ Association in Delanco. In the spare time left he bowls, travels in an attempt to visit all U.S. counties, deals in antiques, and plays bridge. The May 22, 2011 issue of the Philadelphia Inquirer featured the house he and Anne Silverberg share in the Real Estate Section.