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Richard Robinson and his lab group

Richard Robinson and his research group

Principal Investigator

Richard Robinson

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

214 Bard Hall, MSE Department, Ithaca, NY, 14853, United States

Professional Background  (CV)
- BS Tufts University, Mechanical Engineering
- PhD Columbia University, Applied Physics
- Postdoctoral Fellow University of California, Berkeley, Chemistry
- 2012 NSF CAREER award - DMR/CMP
- 2012-2014 3M Nontenured Faculty Grant 

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Graduate Students

Anuj Bhargava

Prior Degree: B.S. in Materials Science (2013), Indian Institute of Technology - Kanpur
Joined Group: Fall 2014
Research: Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials for application in energy devices.
Hometown: Kanpur, India
Favorite Characterization Technique: EXAFS

Andrew Nelson

Prior Degree: B.S. in MSE, 2013, from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Joined Group: Fall 2013
Research: Synthesis of novel nanoscale materials for energy and catalytic applications and understanding their mechanisms.
Hometown: Aurora, Illinois
Favorite Solvent: o-dichlorobenzene

Louis Solomon

Prior Degree: B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, from Syracuse University.
Joined Group: Summer 2012
Research: Synthesis of novel colloidal metal sulfide nano particles for energy applications.
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Favorite Characterization Technique: TEM

Curtis Williamson

Prior Degree: B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology
Joined Group: Fall 2013
Research: Scalable manufacturing of ultra-high purity nanomaterials via high concentration for device implementation and enhanced colloidal characterization.
Hometown: Alexandria Bay, New York
Favorite Technique: Vacuum Distillation

Yuanmeng Zhang

Prior Degree: B.S. in MSE, from University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
Joined Group: Fall 2015
Research: Synthesis of 2D metal oxide nanosheets and characterization of their mechanical properties.
Hometown: Jiangxi, China
Favorite Characterization Technique: Nanoindentation

Undergraduate Students

Sanjeev Kolli

Field: B.S. Candidate in Materials Science or Electrical Engineering
Joined Group: Fall 2013
Research: Transparent Conducting Oxides, Nanoparticle Thin films.
Hometown: Pickerington, Ohio
Favorite film synthesis technique: Spin coating

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