Henry ("Hank") Bird ,
Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Henry ("Hank") Bird

H.M.B. (Hank) Bird graduated from Dalhousie University in Canada with B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics.  He has over 30 years of experience in the development of manufacturing processes and applying systems-engineering methods to improving business performance.
He helped develop ion-implantation systems and other processes for semiconductor fabrication for Western Electric (later AT&T, Bell Labs, and Lucent Technologies), and worked on automation, robotics and machine vision.  As a Technical Manager he led work on a variety of manufacturing processes, and as an R&D Director he led organizations responsible for materials and processes necessary for high-density interconnection manufacturing processes.  Before retiring from Lucent Technologies, as a Consulting Member of Technical Staff he worked on a wide range of business-improvement projects in manufacturing and supply-chain systems engineering, cost analysis, product and manufacturing reengineering, and Target costing.  He has 2 patents.
He was a founding Partner with Enterprise Systems Engineering Group, LLC in Princeton, NJ, which was focused on improving the operations and costs of businesses.
He currently resides in Nova Scotia, and serves on the Council of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science, and has been an Advisor to the Dalhousie University Research in Energy, Advanced Materials, and Sustainability program.

Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS, Canada), 1970

Ph.D., Physics

Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS, Canada), 1965

M.Sc., Physics

Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS, Canada), 1964

B.Sc., Physics


NYU

Adjunct Faculty at NYU

Currently teaches the online Target Costing course at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Also serves on the Council of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science, and has been an Advisor to the Dalhousie University Research in Energy, Advanced Materials, and Sustainability program.

From: September 2005 to present

Enterprise Systems Engineering, LLC

Founding Member and Partner

Focused on improving the operations and costs of businesses.

From: August 2001 to July 2005

Western Electric / AT&T / Bell Labs / Lucent Technologies

Member of Research Staff, Techncal Manager, R&D Director, Consult

He helped develop ion-implantation systems and other processes for semiconductor fabrication for Western Electric (later AT&T, Bell Labs, and Lucent Technologies), and worked on automation, robotics and machine vision. As a Technical Manager he led work on a variety of manufacturing processes, and as an R&D Director he led organizations responsible for materials and processes necessary for high-density interconnection manufacturing processes. Before retiring from Lucent Technologies, as a Consulting Member of Technical Staff he worked on a wide range of business-improvement projects in manufacturing and supply-chain systems engineering, cost analysis, product and manufacturing reengineering, and Target costing. He has 2 patents.

From: January 1972 to June 2001