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Principle Investigator

Richard B Wilson

Address: A319, Bourns Hall
Phone: (951) 827-3374

Google Scholar Page

Richard joined the Mechanical Engineering and the Materials Science and Engineering program at UC-Riverside as an assistant professor in July 2016. He received his B.S. in Physics and Mechanical Engineering from Utah State. He received his Ph.D in Materials Science at UIUC in 2015 after working as an NDSEG fellow in Prof. David Cahill’s research group. His PhD work focused on understanding the limits of the heat diffusion equation in nanoscale thermal transport problems.  He later conducted his post-doctoral research with Prof. Jeff Bokor’s research group in the center for energy efficient electronics at the University of California Berkeley. While at Berkeley, he developed methods for controlling magnetic materials in electronic devices on picosecond time-scales. He has earned several wards for his research accomplishments.  He was awarded the Army Research Office Young Investigator Program Award in 2018, and the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2019.

Graduate Students

Xinping Shi


Frank Angeles


Kexin Liu


Kexin Liu joined Prof. Wilson’s group in 2018 fall as a PhD student. She received a B.E. in Energy and Power Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2018. Her ORCID is 0000-0002-9598-6313 (

Songrui Hou


Ramya Mohan


Postdoctoral Scholars

Victor Ortiz