Washington State University

Cecilia D. Richards - Professor

The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Cecilia D. Richards - Professor

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Cecilia D. Richards

Contact Information:

office EE/ME 153
telephone 509 335 7753
e-mail cill@mme.wsu.edu
Postal mail Cecilia D. Richards
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Washington State University
PO BOX 642920
Pullman, WA 99164-2920

Joined MME in 1992;
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of California at Irvine in 1990

Research Interests:

  • MEMS power
  • Advanced energy systems
  • Spray combustion
  • Two-phase flows
  • Air breathing engines

National & International Recognition:

  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2014)
  • National Science Foundation Young Investigator (1994)

Recent Publications:

  • B. S. Preetham, M. Anderson, C. Richards, “Mathematical Modeling of a Four Stroke Resonant Engine for Micro and Mesoscale Applications”, J of Appl Phys, 116(2), 214904, 2014.
  • B. S. Preetham, M. Anderson, C. Richards, “Estimation of Parasitic Losses in a Proposed Mesoscale Resonant Engine: Experiment and Model”, J of Appl Phys, 115(1), 05940, 2014.
  • H. Lee, C.D. Richards, R.F. Richards, "Experimental and Numerical Study of Microchannel Heater/Evaporators for Thermal Phase-Change Actuators", Sensors and Actuators A, DOI 10.1016/j.sna.2013.02.004, 2013.
  • H. Bardaweel, M. Anderson, R. Richards, C. Richards, “Characterization of the Thermodynamic Cycle of a MEMS-based External Combustion Resonant Engine”, Microsyst Tech, Vol 18, 693, 2012.
  • A Hamdan, F Sahli, R Richards and C Richards, “Characterization of a Dielectric Microdroplet Thermal Interface Material with Dispersed Nanoparticles”, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, Vol. 14, 1111, 2012.

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