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Mickey C. Richardson, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Preparation and functionalization of anion and cation exchanging clays for the fabrication of epoxy-based nanocomposites. Focus is on the degree of dispersion and interfacial adhesion, and their consequent enhancements in both mechanical strength and thermal stability. Functionalization of carbon nanotubes and fullerenes for the fabrication of epoxy-based nanocomposites for thermal and electrical conductivity measurements.

Awards and Honors

  • NRC-NIST Postdoctoral Research Associate (2008 -2010)
  • Alpha Chi Sigma Outstanding Freshman level Teaching Assistant Award (2004)
  • Golden Key National Honor Society (1999)
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NRC-NIST Postdoctoral Research Associate
Polymers Division
Characterization and Measurement Group

Employment History:

2008 – present: NRC-NIST Postdoctoral Research Associate, Polymers Division, NIST


Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, University of North Texas, 2007

B.S., Chemistry, Sam Houston State University, 2001


Phone: 301-975-3706
Fax: 301-975-3928