Dr. Lyman H. Rickard

Analytical Chemistry, Professor

Dr. Lyman H. Rickard

Contact Information


Office: Caputo 215
Phone: (717) 871-7412

Office Hours

M: 10:30 - 11:30 am
W: 3:00 - 4:00 pm
R: 10:00 - 11:30 am
F: 10:00 - 11:30 am
Comments: Spring 2024


  • B.S. - University of Southern Mississippi, 1973
  • M.S. - University of Southern Mississippi, 1975
  • Ph.D. - Florida Institute of Technology, 1985

Courses Taught

  • Introductory Chemistry (Chem 111 and 112)
  • Analytical Chemistry (Chem 465)

Course Materials

Research Interests

Dr. Rickard’s research interests are in the use of nanowire arrays for thermal management and the development of chemical and biological sensors. Nanowire arrays are composed of vertically aligned wires much like the bristles in a hair brush. The individual nanowires are approximately 1/1000 the thickness of a human hair. Matter at these dimensions have exceptional electronic and optical properties that enable the development of devices with new and unique characteristics. In addition, Dr. Rickard is involved in the development of innovative curriculum material for introductory college chemistry.

About Dr. Lyman H. Rickard

Dr. Rickard joined the Chemistry Department in 1989. Before coming to Millersville University he taught at High Point College in North Carolina for fourteen years.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Division of Chemical Education
  • Division of Analytical Chemistry

Recent Publications

  • J. N. Spencer, G. M. Bodner and L. H. Rickard; Chemistry: Structure and Dynamics, 3rd Edition; John Wiley & Sons, 2006, ISBN 0-471-65552-X.
  • Thomas G. Greco, Lyman H. Rickard and Gerald S. Weiss, Experiments in General Chemistry, Principles and Modern Applications, 9th ed., Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2007, ISBN. 0-13-149391-4.