Richard D. Robinson

Associate Professor
Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering

Contact Information

214 Bard Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Richard D. Robinson

Associate Professor
Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering

Expertise
Materials science and engineering of nanoscale building blocks; synthesis and characterization of nanoscale materials; energy materials; nanomaterial functional assemblies and devices; x-ray absorption spectroscopy; phonon spectroscopy; low-temperature physics

Current Research Interest
Atomic-scale control of composition in nanomaterials; nanoparticle electrochemical energy storage devices; nanoparticle printable electronics; metastable phases; ductile electroceramics; nanoparticle phosphors; low-dimensional phonon physics; acoustic confinement; development of new spectroscopic techniques

Distinction
3M non-tenured faculty award
R&D 100 Award (Nanocrystal Solar Cells)
Fulbright Scholar
Emerging Investigator, Journal of Materials Chemistry
National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award

Selected Publications
Ha, Don-Hyung, Andrew H. Caldwell, Matthew J. Ward, Shreyas Honrao, Kiran Mathew, Robert Hovden, Margaret K. A. Koker, David A. Muller, Richard G. Hennig, and Richard D. Robinson. “Solid-Solid Phase Transformations Induced through Cation Exchange and Strain, in 2D Heterostructured Copper Sulfide Nanocrystals.Nano Letters 14, no. 12 (2014): 7090–7099.

Hertzberg, Jared B., Mahmut Aksit, Obafemi O. Otelaja, Derek A. Stewart, and Richard D. Robinson. “Direct Measurements of Surface Scattering in Si Nanosheets using a Microscale Phonon Spectrometer: Implications for Casimir-Limit Predicted by Ziman Theory.Nano Letters 14, no. 2 (2014): 403-415.

Cornell Research Website Article
The Making of Nanomaterials