ASTM International presented its top annual award – the Award of Merit – to Dr. Stephen Spiegelberg for his contributions to ASTM’s F04 Committee on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices (F04).
The prestigious award, which includes the accompanying title of fellow, is ASTM’s highest recognition for distinguished service and outstanding participation in ASTM International committee activities. Spiegelberg was recognized for his highly adept, collaborative work in developing cleanliness standards and for his pioneering leadership in the field of medical device cleanliness assessment. Committee F04 also cites his skilled oversight of development, even during contentious discussions.
Spiegelberg said, "I am honored to receive this award and excited to be back to in-person ASTM meetings."
An ASTM International member since 1998, Spiegelberg had been previously honored by the committee with two Awards of Appreciation (2001, 2011), the Robert E. Fairer Award (2004), the Leroy Wyman Award (2012), and the Patrick G. Laing Award (2018).
Spiegelberg serves as president of Cambridge Polymer Group, Inc., which he co-founded in 1996. Cambridge Polymer Group provides consultation and testing in biomedical product and material development. Spiegelberg received his Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1988. Spiegelberg also earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1993, with a focus on polymers and fracture mechanics.
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