Richard Lehman

Professor

Materials Science and Engineering

Phone:848-445-2317 or 609-203-2501 (mobile)
Fax:732-445-5595
Email:rllehman@soe.rutgers.edu
Office:CCR-102
Office Hours: By appointment
Website: Corning Glass Laboratory

Biography

Dr. Lehman received his Ph.D. in Ceramics and Materials Engineering from Rutgers University.  He joined the Rutgers faculty after several years experience working in the fiberglass and industrial chemical industries.  During these years he held positions of research engineer and group leader of an applied research team.  He later became commercial development manager for functional fluids and and product manager for polymer additives.

Research

Dr. Lehman’s research interests center on the glass transition and the processing and properties of inorganic and organic glasses, particularly the mechanical, optical and chemical behavior of commercially important systems. His current research is focused on the mechanical and chemical properties of polymer blends, with principal attention towards immiscible blends, the behavior of multiphase composite interfaces, and applicability of these systems in structural and biomedical applications.

Professor Lehman is the Director of the Corning Glass Science and Engineering Laboratory and the Advanced Polymer Center.

Teaching

Professor Lehman's teaching responsibilities during the 2021-2022 academic year are:

  • Fall 2021:    On Sabbatical       
  • Spring 2022:      On Sabbatical 

Documents

Education

Ph.D., Ceramic Science, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
M.S., Ceramic Science, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
B.S., Summa Cum Laude, Ceramic Science, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Honors

  1. The John Cope Leadership Award from the International Crystal Federation
  2. The A.I. Andrews Memorial Lecture
  3. John Marquis Memorial Award.
  4. Fellow of the American Ceramic Society
  5. Ralph R. Teetor Award. 

 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Ceramic Society, Life Member and Fellow
  • Materials Research Society
  • Society of Plastics Engineers
  • Ceramic Association of New Jersey, Past President and Executive Director
  • Corning Museum of Glass, Donor Member

 

Research Interests

Dr. Lehman's research interests center on the glass transition and the processing and properties of inorganic and organic glasses, particularly the mechanical, optical and chemical behavior of commercially important systems. His current research is focused on the mechanical and chemical properties of polymer blends, with principal attention towards immiscible blends, the behavior of multiphase composite interfaces, and applicability of these systems in structural and biomedical applications. He is also active in developing manufacturing technologies for commercial soda lime silicate glasses, particularly in the area of recycled raw materials.

Selected Publications

  • M Kazancioglu, G Tsilomelekis, R Lehman, M Hara, “FTIR studies on plasticization of silicate glass with ionic liquids (conversion to silicate polymers”, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, Vol 561, pp 120757, June 6, 2021.
  • M. Kazancioglu , R. Lehman , M. Hara, Inorganic silicate polymers made directly from silica using ionic liquid as ionic plasticizer: Monovalent-only system, Materials Today Communications, Volume 24, September 2020, 101058.
  • Monika Kazancioglu, Richard Lehman, Masanori Hara, et al., “Inorganic polymers made directly from silica”, Materialia, 2019 – Elsevier Materialia, Vol 8, December 2019, 100486.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mtla.2019.100486
  • G. Giancola, R. Lehman and J.D. Idol, “Sustainable Polymer Composites: Immiscible Blends Prepared by Extrusion of Poly (trimethylene terephthalate) and Polyamide6,10 with High Bio-Based Content,” International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp. 171-176 (2013)
  • G. Giancola, R.L. Lehman and J. D. Idol, “Melt processing and domain morphology of PMMA/HDPE polymer blends prepared from powder precursors,” Journal of Powder Technology, 218, 18–22 (2012)