Richard L. Lehman

Professor, Associate Department Chair
Director AMIPP Polymer Center
Office Phone: (732) 445-2317
Fax: (732) 445-5584
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Research Area/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.
  • Z. Cherian and Richard L. Lehman “Effects of adhesive type and polystyrene concentration on the shear strength of bonded polystyrene/high density polyethylene blends”, International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives [accepted, in press, publication July 2005].
  • Richard L. Lehman, “Automated Process for recycling batches of mixed color cullet into amber, green, or flint glass with selected properties”, US Patent 6,763,280, October 26, 2004.
  • J. Idol and Richard L. Lehman, "Polymers", CRC Handbook of Mechanical Engineering, second edition, edited by Frank Kreith, CRC Press, Inc., New York, NY (2004).
  • Richard L. Lehman, "Adhesives", CRC Handbook of Mechanical Engineering, second edition, edited by Frank Kreith, CRC Press, Inc., New York, NY (2004).
  • Kim-Phuong N. Le, Richard Lehman, James D. Idol, “Multiphase Blends from Poly(L-lactide) and Poly(methyl methacrylate)”, submitted to J. Biomat. Sci (2004).
  • J. Joshi, Richard L. Lehman, T. Nosker, “Mechanical Property Effects in Polystyrene/High Density Polyethylene Composites Prepared from Virgin and Recycled Materials”, submitted to JAPS, September (2004)
  • V. Thirtha, Richard L. Lehman, T. Nosker, “Glass Transition Phenomena In Melt-Processed Polystyrene/Polypropylene Blends”, submitted to Poly. Eng. Sci., October (2004)
  • Richard L. Lehman et al., “Co-Continuous Phase Composite Polymer Blends For In-Vivo And In-Vitro Biomedical Applications”, US Patent Application, June 6, (2003).
  • Richard L. Lehman, “Coating and Filler Materials for use in Localized Thermal Processing of Glazed Ceramics”, US Patent 6,498,116, December 24, 2002.
  • T. Tsakalakos, R. L. Lehman, T. N. Nosker, J. D. Idol, R. Renfree, J. Lynch, K. E. Van Ness, M. DaSilva, S. Wolbach, E. Lee, “Applications of Functional Nanocomposites -- Synthesis, Functional Properties and Applications”, pgs 676-691, Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. ,128, NATO Science Series II. (2003)