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Rick Ubic, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering
Phone: 208-426-2309 | Fax: 208-426-4466 | Office: MEC 403K
Rick Ubic


Dr. Ubic's background is in Materials Science. He obtained both his Bachelors (1993) and Masters (1994) degrees in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University.  He earned his PhD (1998) from the University of Sheffield, England where he stayed on for two subsequent years as a post-doctoral research associate.  He arrived as a lecturer (assistant professor) at Queen Mary, University of London at the end of 1999 and was promoted to senior lecturer (associate professor) in 2005.  In 2007 he moved to Boise State University to help lead teaching and research involving the JEOL JEM-2100 HR transmission electron microscope (TEM). He is now an associate professor of materials science and director of the Boise State Center for Materials Characterization (BSCMC).

Dr. Ubic has received several awards, including the 1998 Berthold Eichler Memorial Prize from G.R. Stein Refractories Ltd., the American Ceramic Society's (ACerS) 2003 Edward C. Henry Best Paper Award for his high-resolution TEM work on defect pyrochlores, the ACerS 2004 Robert L. Coble Award for Young Scholars for his "contributions relating crystallography to the behavior of dielectric properties in complex compounds," and the 2006 Edgar Andrews Best Journal Article Prize for his work on the structure of a perovskite superlattice.

Dr. Ubic is a member of the Electron Microscopy and Analysis Group of the Institute of Physics, TMS, AIST, and ASM International. He also serves as secretary of the Electronics Division of the American Ceramic Society and as editor-in-chief of Materials Research Bulletin.

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