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