Faculty Profile for Robert L Wright

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Robert L Wright
Senior Lecturer — CIS & Quantitative Methods
phone: (512) 245-2291

Biography Section

Biography and Education

More than twenty years in the semiconductor industry engaged in research and analysis / static cost modeling and discrete event simulation along with semiconductor supply chain planning. Several years of manufacturing in production control. Fourteen years as adjunct instructor at Texas State School of Engineering teaching Quality Control, Facility Planning and Engineering Economic Analysis. Full time instructor for McCoy School of Business; teaching Business Statistics.

Teaching Interests

Statistics, Simulation, Supply Chain, Optimization, Six Sigma, Quality

Research Interests

Factory Operations, Cycle time improvements, 3D viewing-image transfer, Optimization

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Rothe, O., Van Eck, B., Fandel, D., & Wright, R. L. (2008). A Vision for a Next-Generation 300mm Factory. Solid State Technology, 51(10), 24.
  • Fandel, D., & Wright, R. L. (2008). 300mm Productivity Detractors-Mitigation Cost Analysis (pp. 222–227). Cambridge, MA: 2008 IEEE/SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference.
  • Wright, R. L., Zarifoglu, E., Bubela, C., & Preece, J. (2008). Modeling Semiconductor Factories for Equipment and Cycle Time Reduction Opportunities; Part II. Future Fab International, 25, 54–59.
  • Wright, R. L., & Bass, E. (2008). Modeling Semiconductor Factories for Equipment and Cycle Time Reduction. Future Fab International, (24), 50–55.
  • Ghatalia, A., Adusimilli, K., Dyer, D., Worth, W., Wright, R. L., Naughton, P., … Burnett, S. (2005). Impact of Single-Wafer Clean on Manufacturing Efficiency - Semiconductor Fab Perspective. FabTech. Retrieved from www.fabtech.org/lib/printable/576/

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. April 19, 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Service Award, Dean. August 2017 - May 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. April 29, 2016

Selected Grants

  • Jimenez, Jesus, Mendez, Francis A, Perez, Eduardo, Wright, Robert L (Supporting). Exploratory Analysis and Quality Assurance to Support Texas State Use Program Administration, Texas Workforce Commission, State, $197752. (Submitted: November 2019, Funded: September 28, 2020 - August 31, 2021). Grant.
  • Mendez, Francis A (Co-Principal), Jimenez, Jesus (Principal), Wright, Robert L (Co-Principal), Perez Roman, Eduardo (Co-Principal), Emami, Anahita (Co-Principal). Phase 3 - Quality Assurance of New and Existing Products to Support Texas State Workforce Commission, Texas State Workforce Commission, State, $550126. (Funded: September 2021 - August 2023). Grant.
  • Wright, Robert L (Co-Principal). Funding of Tx State Engineering CHiPs lab, International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $300000. (Funded: January 1, 2006 - December 31, 2009). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Faculty Handbook Committee
August 23, 2021-May 31, 2024
Suspensions Appeal Committee
August 25, 2020-December 31, 2021
Suspensions Appeal Committee
August 31, 2017-August 30, 2019
Undergraduate Advisor
Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization
October 19, 2017-December 31, 2017
WinterSimulation 2005 Conference Lean Manufacturing Session
November 2005