Rick Reidy

Materials Science and Engineering
Distinguished Teaching Professor
Associate Department Chair

Discovery Park E108

Rick Reidy
Areas of Expertise:
  • Materials and Manufacturing

Faculty Info | Research Profile |

  • Ph.D., Penn State, Metals Science and Engineering, 1992
    Thesis: Defect Structure and Electronic Behavior in Ceria-Stabilized Zirconia
  • M.S., Penn State, Metals Science and Engineering, 1988
    Thesis: A Study of Electrical Properties in Polymer-Carbon Composites
  • B.A., Rice University, Chemistry and Biochemistry, 1983
  • Supercritical Processing of semiconductor materials
  • Synthesis and characterization of novel porous ceramics for dielectric, sensor and energy applications
  • Ultra-low k dielectrics
  • Anti-bacterial films and wound care materials
  • Flexible body armor materials
  • Electron microscopy and small angle neutron scattering of silica aerogels
  • Properties of photochromic and thermochromic oxides
  • Transport and corrosion properties of high temperature ceramics
  • Liquefied gas-powered vehicles and power systems
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Professional Experience
  • Sematech Surface Preparation and Cleaning Conference, Organizing Committee, (2008-present)
  • International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) Front End Processes- Surface Preparation Technical Working Group  (2003-present)
  • Co-Chair Interconnect Surface Preparation Focus Team  (2005-present)
  • Testimony-US House subcommittee on the role of nanotechnology in the US (2003)
  • Metroplex Research Consortium for Electronic Devices and Materials, Steering Committee (2002-present)
Honors and Awards
  • Johns Hopkins University-Applied Physics Laboratory, Physical Science Invention of the Year Flexible Body Armor (2004)
  • Semiconductor Research Corporation Summer Faculty Fellow (2001)
  • University of North Texas Summer Research Fellow (1998, 1999, 2000)
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education Award of Excellence (1998)
  • Office of Naval Technology Postdoctoral Fellow (1992-1994)
  • Mining and Mineral Resources Research Institute Fellow (1990-1992)