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Research engineer

Richard Allen Rankin, American research engineer. Recipient Research and Development 100 award, 1990. Member American Chemical Society (chairman exhibits 1985).


Rankin, Richard Allen was born on July 4, 1954 in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Allen and Betty Jane (Crawford) Rankin.


Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, Eau Claire, 1976. Master of Science, University Idaho, 1978.


Chemist, Allied Chemical Company, Idaho Falls, Idaho., 1978-1979;senior chemist, Exxon Nuclear Idaho, Idaho Falls, 1979-1982;scientist, Exxon Nuclear Idaho, Idaho Falls, 1982;supervisor, Exxon Nuclear Idaho, Idaho Falls, 1982-1984;manager mass spectrometry, Westinghouse Idaho, Idaho Falls, 1984-1991;fellow scientist, Westinghouse Idaho, Idaho Falls, 1991-1994;division director, Lockheed Martin, Idaho Falls, since 1994. Associate faculty member U. Idaho, Idaho Falls, since 1982.


  • Other Work

    • Author invention disclosure: microprocessor controlled computer interface, 1986, mass spectrometer control, 1986, digital/optical conversion module, 1987, automated intelligent overseer for mass spectrometry operation, 1987, cadmium isotope process, 1987, magnet field controller, 1988, Hall-effect arc protector, 1991, optical voltage reference, 1991. Patentee in field. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Salvation is eternal life. The ideal of salvation is to live forever as a family in the highest heaven of the celestial kingdom.


Member American Chemical Society (chairman exhibits 1985).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: computers, electronics, motorcycles, amateur radio, scouting.


Married Janice Marie Cotterell, November 7, 1980. Children: Joshua James, Christopher John, Lindsay Ann, Brian Scott, Andrew William.

Allen Rankin

Betty Jane (Crawford) Rankin

Janice Marie Cotterell

Joshua James Rankin

Christopher John Rankin

Lindsay Ann Rankin

Brian Scott Rankin

Andrew William Rankin