Professor Ryan M. Richards joins RSC Applied Interfaces as Associate Editor


We are delighted to welcome Professor Ryan M. Richards, Colorado School of Mines & NREL, USA, as Associate Editor for RSC Applied Interfaces, a new open access journal publishing cutting edge research on the applications of surfaces and interfaces.



Learn more about our new Associate Editor

Ryan M. Richards is a Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science at the Colorado School of Mines (Mines) and holds a joint appointment at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) both in Golden, Colorado USA. Additionally, Prof. Richards is the Mines lead for the Mines/NREL Nexus which coordinates, facilitates and promotes all joint activities and appointments. Prof. Richards received his BS from Michigan State University, MS Central Michigan University and PhD from Kansas State University. Prof. Richards was accepted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in November 2023.

Research in the Richards group is focused on new synthetic methods to control the size, shape and composition of nanoscale materials and apply them in systems integral to alternative energy technologies, pharmaceuticals, biomass upgrading, batteries, and environmental remediation.

Find out more about Professor Richards on our webpage.


Read some of his recent papers below:

Nanocrystalline rhenium-doped TiO2: an efficient catalyst in the one-pot conversion of carbohydrates into levulinic acid. The synergistic effect between Brønsted and Lewis acid sites

Sorin Avramescu, Cristian D. Ene, Madalina Ciobanu, Josefine Schnee, Francois Devred, Cristina Bucur, Eugeniu Vasile, Luke Colaciello, Ryan Richards, Eric M. Gaigneaux and Marian Nicolae Verziu

Catal. Sci. Technol., 2022, 12, 167-180


A microwave assisted ionic liquid route to prepare bivalent Mn5O8 nanoplates for 5-hydroxymethylfurfural oxidation

Lifang Chen, Ting Zhang, Hongye Cheng, Ryan M. Richards and Zhiwen Qi

Nanoscale, 2020, 12, 17902-17914


RSC Applied Interfaces is now open for submissions. Find out more on the journal webpage, sign up for email alerts or submit your manuscript now.

Please join us in welcoming Professor Richards to RSC Applied Interfaces.