Biography

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Crawford Patents

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An accomplished innovator, Dr. Crawford is credited with 21 patents. The following four are pending application:

  • "Tissue Sensor and uses thereof," F. Benesch, V. Barbata, R. Valentini, H. Vandenburgh, and G. P. Crawford (pending application 20060105357)
  • "Hemoglobin Determination Using Optical Spectroscopy," G. P. Crawford and G. D. Jay, (pending application 20070123762)
  • "Active Cutaneous Technology," G. P. Crawford and G. D. Jay (pending application 20090029331)
  • "Active Sunscreen Composition," G. D. Jay and G. P. Crawford (pending application 20100021400)

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1. "Optical Equivalents of Fiber Optic Face Plates Using Reactive Liquid Crystals and Polymers," G. P. Crawford, T. G. Fiske, and L. D. Silverstein, U.S. 5,726,730 (1998).

2. "Enhanced Off-Axis Viewing Performance of Liquid Crystal Display Employing Fiber Optic Faceplate in Conjunction with Dual Negative Retarders and a Brightness Enhancing Film on the Illumination Source," G. P. Crawford, T. G. Fiske, and L. D. Silverstein, U.S. 5,751,390 (1998).

3. "Liquid Crystal Cell Constructed to Produce a Highly Anisotropic Light Distribution Possessing Extremely High Contrast Around a Narrow Meridian," G. P. Crawford, T. G. Fiske, and L. D. Silverstein, U.S. 5,867,240 (1999).

4. "Methods to Fabricate Optical Equivalents of Fiber Optic Face Plates Using Reactive Liquid Crystals and Polymers," G. P. Crawford, T. G. Fiske, and L. D. Silverstein, U.S. 5,928,819 (1999).

5. "Smart Spacers for Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Projection Light Valves," G. P. Crawford and J. Ho, U.S. 5,978,063 (1999).

6. "Bistable Reflective Display and Methods for Forming the Same," G. P. Crawford, U.S. 5,956,113 (1999).

7. "Enhanced Off-Axis Viewing Performance Employing a Fiber-Optic-Face-Plate (FOFP) Having Opaquely Masked Front Surface and Front Face," T. Fiske, L. Silverstein, and G. P. Crawford, U.S. 5959711 (1999).

8. "Broadband Reflective Display and Methods for Forming the Same," G. P. Crawford, T. G. Fiske, and L. S. Silverstein, U.S. 5,875,012 (2000).

9. "Holographically Formed Reflective Display, Liquid Crystal Display and Projection Systems, and Methods for Forming the Same," T. G. Fiske, L. D. Silverstein, and G. P. Crawford, U.S. 6,133,971 (2000).

10. "Paper-white Reflective Display and Methods for Forming the Same," G. P. Crawford, L. D. Silverstein, and T. G. Fiske, U.S. 6,130,732 (2000).

11. "Ferroelectric and Electroclinic Liquid Crystal Materials with Sub-Ambient Temperature Stability, Broad Operation Range, and Fast Dynamic Response," B. R. Ratna, R. Shashidhar, J. Naciri, G. P. Crawford, and J. M. Schnur, U.S. 6,294,109 (2001).

12. "Enhanced Viewing Angle Performance on Non-Polarizers Based Color Reflective Displays Using Fiber Optic Faceplate," G. P. Crawford, T. G. Fiske, and L. D. Silverstein, U.S. 6,339,463 (2002).

13. "Electrically Controllable Variable Reflection Element," G. P. Crawford, C. C. Bowley, and S. Faris, U.S. 0130988 A1 (2002).

14. "Holographically Formed Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal Displays with Multiple Gratings," C. C. Bowley, A. K. Fontecchio, J. J. Lin, G. P. Crawford, S. Faris, and L. Li, U.S. 6,538,775 (2003).

15. "Reflective Liquid Crystal Strain Gauge with Aspected Particles and Polarization Sensitive Devices," G. P. Crawford, D. R. Cairns, C. C. Bowley, S. Danworaphong, A. K. Fontecchio, S. M. Faris, and L.Li, U.S. 6,778,236 B1 (2004).

16. "Optical Devices Incorporating Photoreactive Polymers," G. P. Crawford, M. Escuti, R. C. Allen, and C. C. Bowley, U.S. 7,006,747 (2006). Gregory P. Crawford 37

17. "Holographically Patterned Alignment Surfaces," G. P. Crawford, J. E. Eakin, and M. Radcliff, U.S. 7,196,758 B2 (2007).

Awards

Crawford is the recipient of numerous awards for teaching, research, and philanthropy, including the following:

  • 2015 Guardian Angels Award Awarded by Dana's Angels Research Trust (DART), Greenwich, CT Presented for commitment to raise money and awareness for Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease
  • 2013 Ernestine M. Raclin Award Awarded by 1st Source Bank, South Bend, IN Presented for community leadership
  • 2011 Rev. William A. Toohey, C.S.C., Award Awarded by the University of Notre Dame Presented for emphasizing social justice in an exemplary way
  • 2006 State of Rhode Island Citation Citation by Lt. Gov. C.J. Fogarty, Providence, RI Recognized for research on anemia in developing countries
  • 1999 Teaching Excellence Award Presented by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Brown University Chapter
  • 1999 National Science Foundation Career Award National Science Foundation