Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan

SPRL Engineers and Staff

Ronald Rizor

Ronald J Rizor

Electrical/Mechanical Designer

Office: 1136 SRB
Phone: 764-2127
Fax: 763-5567


Mathematics, science, mechanical drawing, AutoCAD, AutoDESK Inventor, SolidWorks, graphic design courses

Washtenaw Community College



AutoCAD and PADS


  • Electronics fabrication
  • Inventor Solid Modeling
  • PADS PowerPCB circuit board layout
  • AutoCAD Drafting
  • Mechanical fabrication
  • System design
  • Digital circuit design
  • Electronic fabrication

Personal Introduction

  • Flight Instruments
    • TIDI
    • LRR
    • Radiometers (LRR, Starlight)
  • Non-Flight Instruments
    • Magnetometers (Greenland, Patriot Hills, Penguin)
    • NOAA Buoys


Specializations and Research Interests

  • As member of TIMED/TIDI design team, performed mechanical design of the enclosures and circuit boards that compriesed the Electronics Stack for the TIDI Doppler Interferometer
  • AutoCAD used for mechancial design of decks and circuit boards, Active-CAD used to generate schematics and netlists, and PADS-PowerPCB used to do printed circuit board layout for TIDI instrument.
  • Integral member of the Multichannel Chemiluminous Instrument team, provided soldering, harness and cable construction, mechanical modification, design and building of chassis components.
  • Provides digital electronic design from idea through prototype to finished product for upgrading and improving computer systems.


Updated: 2015-03-05