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Nano Materials Characterization Specialist, University of Oregon
Safer Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing
Erik K. Richman received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles studying and manipulating the composition and morphology of mesoporous, micelle-directed self-assembled thin films of inorganic oxides. He has published articles characterizing the mesoporous systems, including measuring the thermal conductivity of porous films, reducing an ordered cubic mesoporous silica film to silicon, and designing oriented inorganic films without large external fields. In February 2009, he joined SNNI as a Materials Characterization Specialist postdoctoral scholar. His primary interests are in investigating the bottleneck that stands between nanoscience and nanotechnology: efficient characterization. Currently, the focus is on mapping zebrafish embryos exposed to very small nanoparticles in dilute solutions.