Dr. Roger Crane
Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Roger received his Ph.D from University of Delaware's working extensively with the Center for Composite Materials. He received his MS from The Johns Hopkins University and BS from Loyola College, Baltimore. He was a composite materials engineer with the NAVSEA Carderock Division, Structures and Composites Department for 32 years. During his tenure with the Navy, Roger elevated himself to become the subject matter expert in composite materials for NSWCCD. He was a technical advisor to three program managers at the Office of Naval Research providing advice on composite research being conducted at various universities and industrial organizations. He was also actively involved in performing composite materials research in the areas of structural health monitoring, material property development, development of new composite material systems, prototype manufacturing, composite repair, multifunctional composites, and joining methods for composite materials. He was actively involved with implementation of composite structures into fleet applications, e.g. aircraft carrier elevator stanchions, deck edge safety nets, composite rudder, composite repair of CG-47 topside structure, and composite armor. Roger was co-inventor, with Dr. Colin Ratcliff, USNA, for the non-destructive Structural Irregularity and Damage Evaluation Routine (SIDER) tool. He was the U.S. Navy composite material representative of the TTCP international program, panel P-7 on Composite Materials. Dr Crane has over 140 technical publications and 23 patents on these topic areas.