Richard Hailstone

Associate Professor


Contact Information

OfficeCAR 2239
Phone(585) 475-6306
Emailhailstone@cis.rit.edu

Mailing Address

Center for Imaging Science
Rochester Instotute of Technology
54 Lomb Memorial Dr
Rochester, NY 14623


Richard Hailstone has a BS in Chemistry from Northern Illinois University in 1970 and an MS in Physical Chemistry from Indiana University in 1972. Immediately after graduation he joined the Research Laboratories of Eastman Kodak Company. Through almost all of his 18 years with Kodak his research focus was on fundamental research in silver halide materials (those materials used for conventional photographic products). He spent one year during that period in the Research Laboratories of Kodak Ltd in London, England. Most of his research was directed toward defining a mechanism of latent-image formation and how it is affected by chemical and spectral sensitization. An important part of this work involved developing a physics-based computer simulation tool to compute the sensitometric properties of photographic materials.In 1990 he left Kodak and joined the faculty at the Center for Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. His research focus continued to be in silver halide materials. However, more recently his research has shifted towards nanomaterials, their synthesis and characterization via electron microscopy. He has developed an electron microscopy facility housing two transmission electron microscopes and one scanning electron microscope. This facility is used to characterize nanomaterials made within the NanoImaging Lab in CIS, as well as materials created by other research programs at RIT. He teaches primarily at the undergraduate level in the areas of interaction between light and matter, probability and statistics for imaging science, and noise and system modelling. He also teaches a graduate level introduction to electron microscopy course.

Research Interests

Nanomaterials, Electron Microscopy, Image System Modelling