Joined MME in 1992;
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of California at Irvine in 1990
- Heat transfer
- Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)
- Kevin Clarke Muftah Elsahati, Robert Richards, “Experimental Measurements of the Thermal Conductivity of Nanoparticle Packed Beds,” ASME IMECE2013-64979, San Diego, CA, November 15-21, 2013.
- R.F. Richards, “Low-Cost, Hands-On Thermal and Fluid Experiments,” Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium, National Academy of Engineering, Irvine, CA, Oct. 27-30, 2013.
- 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.
- A. Hamdan, F. Sahli, R Richards and C Richards, "Characterization of a dielectric microdroplet thermal interface material with dispersed nanoparticles", J. Nanoparticle Res., Vol. 14, no 9 DOI 10.1007/s11051-012-111-1, 2012
- L. W. Weiss, C.D. Richards, R.F. Richards, "Power output and force generation by a MEMS phase change actuator", JMEMS, vol. 20, no. 6. Dec., 2011
- A Hamdan, R Richards and C Richards, "Characterization of a liquid-metal microdroplets thermal interface material", Experimental and Thermal Fluid Science, DOI: 0.1016/j.expthermflusci.2011.04.012, 2011
- A.R. McLanahan, C. Richards, R. Richards, "A dielectric liquid contact thermal switch with electrowetting actuation", J. Micromechanics and Microengineering, 21, 104009, 2011