BS, University of Rochester; Ph.D., Boston University
Dr. Richards received his Bachelor of Science with in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Rochester followed by a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University. His postdoctoral training was completed in the Department of Radiology, Basic Radiological Sciences Division at the University of Michigan and at the University of Rochester, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery the University of Rochester Medical Center. His research interests focus on the biomechanics of soft tissues and measuring the changes in mechanical properties of diseased tissues using clinical imaging modalities. His research is focused on the development, validation and implementation of elasticity imaging, or elastography, for applications to a wide variety of pathologies, including the diagnosis and monitoring of vascular diseases, assessment of musculoskeletal disorder severity and guiding strategies for physical therapy and breast cancer diagnosis. Elasticity imaging is a technique that offers the ability to provide physicians with entirely new, noninvasive diagnostic information (e.g. tissue mechanical properties and states) using established medical imaging techniques such as clinical ultrasound.