Dr. Richards serves as the director of the Light Microscopy Facility at the University of Kentucky and is an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry. His research focuses on the development of ensemble and single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy techniques for the study of complex biological systems. He has recently applied this approach to study substance-use disorders and the development of therapeutic delivery platforms.
Dr. Richards received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Maine and his PhD in physical chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology under Robert Dickson. He was a postdoctoral researcher at Caltech, where he was also a postdoctoral Beckman Scholar.