Richard was previously employed as a research scientist at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC and as the engineering manager for Athens Corp., a semiconductor equipment manufacturer in Oceanside, CA. He also served in the U.S. Navy for eight years as a reactor operator on fast attack submarines. Dr. Czerw earned his Ph.D. degree in Physics from Wake Forest University and a B.S. degree in Physics from Clemson University. His research interests include the synthesis of organic and inorganic nanomaterials and nano devices.