B.S.E. (M.E.), University of Connecticut
M.S. (M.E.), University of Connecticut

Licensed Professional Engineer, Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia, New York, and Rhode Island
Life Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Member of National Society of Professional Engineers. Member of Society of Automotive Engineers International.

17 US patents and several foreign patents in the fields of machine design, optical and imaging devices, office copiers, web transports, photographic contact printers, photoelectrophoretic processes, etc. List available on request.

"Novel Fiber Optic Connector Development Technology Pertinent to Optical Attenuation During Avionic Vibration, Shock, and Thermal Extremes," Proceedings of the 1992 Joint ASME/JSME Conference on Electronic Packaging, V.1, April, 1992.

Excellent analytical, creative design, and failure analysis skills in diverse disciplines and multiple industries;

Independent Consultant, inventor, Adjunct Professor of Engineering

Manager of functional engineering departments and technology centers in high technology industries




Edwin Zucker, PE, Consulting Engineer, Silver Spring, MD
February, 1991 to Present
Providing Consulting Engineering and engineering support services to industrial, government contracting, and legal clients in mechanical engineering, electronic packaging engineering for harsh military and space environments, optics, fiber optics, laser technology, and forensic engineering. Assignments with high technology manufacturing clients, DoD and NASA contractors; and as a forensic engineering expert to attorneys have been completed. See Forensic Engineering and Manufacturing and Industry Engineering Services for examples.


Litton Industries, Inc., Amecom Division, College Park, MD
Defense contractor, electronic warfare (EW) and communication products
August, 1983 to January, 1991
Staff Scientist (1989 to 1991)

Provided technical consulting to key Amecom personnel and to officers of other Litton divisions on mechanical design risk and technology. Provided design review and analytical support service to Mechanical Engineering Departments in several corporate divisions.

Direct contributor in areas of advanced design and analysis. Completed A-12 fiber optic connector development for functionality in Naval aircraft environments previously unachieved. Provided engineering support to NASA.

Manager of Mechanical Engineering Analysis (1983 to 1989)

Directed a staff responsible for EW and communication product development for performance in the harsh environments of avionics, surface ship, submarine, and space platforms.

Staff provided packaging and mechanical engineering including failure analysis; design synthesis; structural analysis (finite elements, etc.) thermal analysis (finite difference thermal networks); development testing for shock, vibration, acoustics, and thermal behavior; and proposal and bid preparation. Successfully completed six major development contracts.


Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
November, 1982 to July, 1983
Adjunct Professor of Engineering

Taught a full schedule of courses in Dynamics and Strength of Materials for two semesters. Engineering Consultant to industrial clients.


Xerox Corporation, Rochester, NY
Reprographic and information technology products
August, 1964 to November, 1982
Manager Of Marking Process Competency Center (1981-1982)
Manager Of Systems Engineering (1979-1981)
Manager Of Optomechanical Engineering & Machine Design (1975-1979)


Participated in the formulation of multinational business and technical strategies. Directed the implementation of existent and new technologies in copier product programs that emerged from these strategies. Several successful copier products, within the Xerox 1000 product line, emerged from these efforts.

Engineering Unit Manager (1972-1975)
Research Unit Manager (1969-1972)
Engineering Specialist (1966-1969)
Senior Project Engineer (1964-1966)


Provided project engineering, analysis, invention, and development testing in several research and product engineering assignments during the above period (1964 to 1975).


College Hill Industries, Inc., Warwick, RI
Aerospace recorders and instrumentation manufacturing
December, 1961 through August , 1964
Senior Mechanical Engineer

Developed satellite and reentry vehicle instrumentation tape recorders.


The Lee Company, Westbrook, CT
Manufacturer of gas turbine fuel control and injection devices
March, 1957 through December, 1961
Developed pressure atomizing dual orifice fuel nozzles, spray bars, and fuel control systems for jet engines. Developed dual fuel (pressure atomizing oil/gas orifice) nozzles for electric utility stationary gas turbines.


The United Illuminating Company, New Haven, CT
Electric utility company
June, 1954 through March, 1957
Project engineer on capital additions/modifications to electric generating plants and other physical facilities. Conversion of stoker fired boilers to oil firing and design of fuel handling system. Analysis of failures in and redesign of coal handling bridge crane. Addition of soot blowers to 80 megawatt steam generator. Site preparation for Bridgeport Harbor generating station.