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; x-ray emission spectroscopy, total scattering and pair distribution analysis

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

Williamson, Curtis B., Douglas R. Nevers, Andrew Nelson, Ido Hadar, Uri Banin, Tobias Hanrath, and Richard D. Robinson. “Chemically Reversible Isomerization of Inorganic Clusters.” Science 363, no. 6428 (2019): 731-735.

Nelson, Andrew, Shreyas Honrao, Richard G. Hennig, and Richard D. Robinson. “Nanocrystal Symmetry Breaking and Accelerated Solid-State Diffusion in the Lead–Cadmium Sulfide Cation Exchange System.” Chemistry of Materials 31, no. 3 (2019): 991-1005.

Cornell Research Website Article

The Making of Nanomaterials