Washington State University

Cecilia D. Richards - Professor

The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Cecilia D. Richards - Professor

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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
Cecilia D. Richards

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:

  • 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
  • B. S. Preetham, M. Anderson, C. Richards, Modeling of a resonant heat engine, Accepted J of Appl Phys, 112, 124903,2012
  • 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.
  • L. Weiss, C Richards and R Richards, Power Output and Force Generation by a MEMS Phase Change Actuator, JMEMS, Vol. 20, 1287, 2011.


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