Richard D. Crowson

Biographical Summary Statement
Richard D. Crowson
Richard Crowson is currently a Research Mechanical Engineer working in the
civil, structural, mechanisms and fluids analysis group of ASRC Aerospace at
Kennedy Space Center in Florida. His responsibilities include analysis and
design of structures, mechanisms and foundations for Ground Support Structures
to support the Constellation Space Program for NASA. He has worked as the
Director of Research and Development a FPD and Semiconductor photomask
manufacturer and a major industrial laser manufacturer of five years in
Orlando, Florida. He is the past Chapter Chairman of the Society of
Manufacturing Engineers, local Chapter 336. He has been inducted into SME’s
President’s Circle and is a recipient of an Honor Roll Award for the
outstanding accomplishment by the Manufacturing Engineering Certification
Institute for the period of December 1998 to December 2001 and again from
December 2001 to December 2004. He is a Certified Manufacturing Engineer and
Certified Manufacturing Technologist. He also holds a current level IV
certification in Mechanical Engineering Technology awarded by NICET, an
organization sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers.
He has worked in the field of engineering for over thirty years especially in
the area of lasers and development of semiconductor manufacturing equipment. He
has experience leading multidisciplinary engineering product development groups
for the Robert Bosch Corporation – Automation Division, RTS Wright Engineering,
Accudyne and other companies specializing in Laser integration and
Semiconductor equipment manufacture. His formal engineering training includes
academic undergraduate and graduate studies at major Universities including the
University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Alabama in Huntsville and
Florida Institute of Technology. He presented and published technical papers at
Display Works and SemiCon in San Jose, California. He is currently under
contract with CRC Press to edit the four volume series of books entitled second
edition of The Handbook of Manufacturing Engineering. See ISBN: 0849355656;
0849355508; 0824789628; 0824723414; 0849355540 and 0849355192 ,
He has served on numerous SEMI task forces and committees as a voting member.
His past achievements include participating in writing the SEMI S2
specification; consulting for the 9th Circuit Court as an Expert in Laser
Welding and sitting on the ANSI Z136 Main Committee that regulates Laser safety
in the United States.
Professional Activities
• Senior Member - Robotics International
• Senior Member - Society of Manufacturing Engineers
• Past Chairman - Society of Manufacturing Engineers- Chapter 336
• Voting Member – SEMI and SEMI International Standards Task
force – tech. specification
• Voting Member - ANSI 136Z Main Committee – This committee
oversees U.S. Laser Safety
• Active Member – Society of Manufacturing Engineers Technical
• Member- ASME –American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Professional Certifications
• Certified Manufacturing Engineer #4300285 -Manufacturing
Engineering Certification Institute - current
• Certified Manufacturing Technologist #20108228 - Manufacturing
Engineering Certification Institute - current
• Senior Certified Engineering Technology #77887 - Level IV –
Mechanical - current
• Certified Engineering Technology #77887 – Level III – Civil –
1990 - 1999
• Certified in Cleanroom Design and Operation
Research Interests
• Co-PI with Dr. Aravinda Kar of the University of Central Florida
– Center for Research and Education in Lasers and Optics {CREOL}
on a Laser Micro-machining project. Will be named in the patent as one of the inventors of process to develop a Quantum Dot
Infrared Sensor that will improve t

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