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Biomedical engineering educator

Rebecca Rae Richards-Kortum, American biomedical engineering educator. Achievements include research in photochemistry, photobiology, applied optics and bioengineering. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Engineering Education (Outstanding Young Faculty award 1992), Optical Society of America, American Society Photobiology.

Background

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca Rae was born on April 14, 1964 in Grand Island, Nebraska, United States. Daughter of Larry Alan and Linda Mae (Hohnstein) Richards.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Nebraska, 1985. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990.

Career

Professor University Texas, Austin, since 1990, and Robert M. and Prudie Leibrock Endowed Professor, Engineering, and associate chair, research, biomedical engineering department. Professor Howard Hughes Medical Institute, since 2002.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in photochemistry, photobiology, applied optics and bioengineering.

Membership

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Engineering Education (Outstanding Young Faculty award 1992), Optical Society of America, American Society Photobiology.

Connections

Married Philip Ted Kortum, May 12, 1985. Children: Alexander Scott, Maxwell James, Zachary Alan.

father:
Larry Alan Richards

mother:
Linda Mae (Hohnstein) Richards

spouse:
Philip Ted Kortum

children:
Alexander Scott Richards-Kortum

Maxwell James Richards-Kortum

Zachary Alan Richards-Kortum