Lynne T. Friedmann is an award-winning freelance science writer with 30 years of experience interpreting scientific discoveries and technological advances for the general public. She has written about topics ranging from astrophysics to zoology for newspapers, consumer magazines, trade publications including those of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, Salk Institute for Biological Research, University of California, San Diego Zoo, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego Supercomputer Center, and American Chemical Society among others.

As a Beckman fellow, her research topic was “Ink Chemists of the Industrial Revolution.” Advancements in the printing industry during the Industrial Revolution owe a great deal to industrial chemists who transformed ink—previously made on demand and in small batches—into a manufactured and globally distributed product. Friedmann’s goal is to bring to light the stories and contributions of these pioneering chemists.