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David George Rickerby

materials scientist , physicist

David George Rickerby, British physicist, materials scientist. Achievements include patent on semiconductor backscattered electron detector, 1986. Recipient medal International Metallographic Society, l989. European Economic Community grantee, l980.


Rickerby, David George was born on April 8, 1952 in Chorley, England. Arrived in Italy, l980. Son of Thomas and Gertrude Sylvia (Turner) Rickerby.


Bachelor of Science, Leicester (England) University, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, Cambridge (England) University, 1977.


Research assistant Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, 1977. Research associate Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1977-1980. Visiting scientist Joint Research Center, Ispra, Italy, 1980-1981, science officer Italy, 1982-1997, senior science officer Italy, since 1997, head electron microscopy Italy, since 1989.

Lecturer Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1985. Consultant Scott Paper Company, Philadelphia, 1979. Technical reviewer American Society for Metals, 1985, Institute Metals, London, 1987.

Director international workshop metastable phases Bologna University, 1996. Member organizing committee conference Materiali ricerca e prospettive technologiche alle soglie del 2000, Milan, 1997.


  • Achievements include patent on semiconductor backscattered electron detector, 1986.


Fellow Royal Micros. Society, Cambridge Philosophical Society (research scholar 1976). Member American Society for Metals, Institute Physics, European Physical Society, European Microbeam Analysis Society, Italian Society Electron Microscopy, Corpus Association, Oxford and Cambridge Society, Federation of Scientific and Technology Associations (committee member).


Married Elisabetta Maria Emma Golin, September 16, 1978. Children: Andrew, Mark.

Thomas Rickerby

Gertrude Sylvia (Turner) Rickerby

Elisabetta Maria Emma Golin

Andrew Rickerby

Mark Rickerby