Class of '61 Professor
Whitaker Lab 244
5 E. Packer Ave.
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Phone Number: 
(610) 758-4236
Jeffrey M. Rickman

Areas of Research

Materials Theory
Microstructural Characterization
Machine Learning
Computer Simulation of Solids
Thermodynamics of Solids


Dr. Rickman's research interests include the development of computer simulation methodologies for describing fluids and solids, determination of the elastic properties of defects, and the kinetics of phase transformations.

Dr. Rickman joined Lehigh University in 1993 after postdoctoral appointments at the University of Michigan and Argonne National Laboratory. He holds a joint appointment in the departments of physics and of materials science and engineering, and has received a Class of '61 professorship. Dr. Rickman has received several honors including the Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation and the Chambers Junior Professorship and the Culler Prize (Miami University). He is a member of several honor societies including Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Sigma Xi and is a Fellow of ASM International and a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society.


Ph.D., Physics, Carnegie Mellon University
B.S., B. A., Physics and Mathematics, Miami University