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Jeffrey Richards

Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering


2145 Sheridan Road
Tech E166
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-467-4641Email Jeffrey Richards


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Chemical and Biological Engineering

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Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle WA - 2014

M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle WA - 2011

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN - 2008

Research Interests

The Richards laboratory seeks to develop relationships linking the microscopic structure of multicomponent soft materials to their macroscopic properties. We are interested in exploiting these relationships to develop new materials that facilitate the generation, storage and transport of electrical charge and energy. These materials form the basis of emerging technologies that address challenges associated with the transition to a renewable energy driven infrastructure.

Selected Publications

  • Richards, Jeffrey J.; Ramos, Paolo Z.; Liu, Qingsong, A review of the shear rheology of carbon black suspensions, Frontiers in Physics (2023).
  • Ramos, Paolo Z.; Sarmah, Anubhav; Green, Micah J.; Richards, Jeffrey J., In situ investigation of the rheological and dielectric properties of a cross-linking carbon nanotube-thermosetting epoxy, Soft Matter (2023).
  • Liu, Qingsong; Richards, Jeffrey J., Rheo-electric measurements of carbon black suspensions containing polyvinylidene difluoride in N -methyl-2-pyrrolidone, Journal of Rheology (2023).
  • Ramos, Paolo Zapanta; Call, Connor Clayton; Simitz, Lauren Virginia; Richards, Jeffrey John, Evaluating the Rheo-electric Performance of Aqueous Suspensions of Oxidized Carbon Black, Journal of Colloid And Interface Science (2023).
  • Lin, Han; Blackwell, Brendan C.; Call, Connor C.; Liu, Shanliangzi; Liu, Claire; Driscoll, Michelle M.; Richards, Jeffrey J., FSVPy, Journal of Rheology (2023).
  • Griffith, Justin E.; Chen, Yusu; Liu, Qingsong; Wang, Qifeng; Richards, Jeffrey J.; Tullman-Ercek, Danielle; Shull, Kenneth R.; Wang, Muzhou, Quantitative high-throughput measurement of bulk mechanical properties using commonly available equipment, Materials Horizons (2022).
  • Lin, Han; Majji, Madhu V.; Cho, Noah; Zeeman, John R.; Swan, James W.; Richards, Jeffrey J., Quantifying the hydrodynamic contribution to electrical transport in non-Brownian suspensions, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2022).
  • Cho, Noah H.; Zhang, Qingteng; Dufresne, Eric M.; Narayanan, Suresh; Richards, Jeffrey J., Microscopic Dynamics of Inverse Wormlike Micelles Probed Using X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy, ACS Macro Letters (2022).