Ph.D. Physics – Brandeis University, 1970
After obtaining his Ph.D., Dr. Reno spent two years at the National Bureau of Standards ( now NIST ) as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow. He came to UMBC in 1973 and has been on the faculty ever since. In 2007, he received the UMBC Presidential Teaching Award. Dr. Reno retired in December 2010.
We are engaged in studies of materials using electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, electron diffraction, and nuclear spectroscopic techniques. Past work includes:
Current work is directed toward materials characterization using scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy:
Plastic Strain and Grain Orientation Effects in the Surface Roughening of Aluminum Alloys, E.J. Moore, M. R. Stoudt and R. C. Reno 2005, TMS Letters 2, 135-136
A Conversion-electron Mössbauer Study of Tin-Based Compounds Formed During PADS Treatment (Plasma-Assisted Dry Soldering) of a Solder Foil, Robert C. Reno and Brett Piekarski 1997, in Electronic Packaging Materials Science IX, (Materials Research Society, Warrendale, 1997), pp. 223-227.
A Mössbauer Study of Tin-Based Intermetallics Formed During the Manufacture of Dispersion Strengthened Composite Solders, Robert C. Reno, Michael J. Panunto and Brett Piekarski 1997, Journal of Electronic Materials, 26, 11
Ultrasonic Measurement of Sheet Steel Texture and Formability: Comparison with Neutron Diffraction and Mechanical Measurements, A. V. Clark, Jr., R. B. Thompson, Y. Li, R. C. Reno, G. V. Blessing, D. V. Mitrakovic, R. E. Schramm and D. Matlock 1990, Res Nondestr Eval 2, 239
Texture Monitoring in Aluminum Alloys: a Comparison of Ultrasonic and Neutron Diffraction Measurement, A. V. Clark, Jr., R. C. Reno, R. B. Thompson, J. F. Smith, G. V. Blessing, R. J. Fields, P. P. Del Santo and R. B. Mignogna 1988, Ultrasonics 26, 189