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

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

Areas of Research

Materials Theory
Computer Simulation of Solids
Elasticity
Thermodynamics of Solids
Diffusion
Defects

Profile

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, as well as several professional organizations including the Materials Research Society, the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (Chemistry and Physics of Materials Committee), and the American Ceramics Society.

Education

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