Richard Pober

Research Associate Professor (Restorative Sciences, Biomaterials, MSE)

  • Office 780 Harrison Avenue
  • Phone 617-638-5685

Research Associate Professor (Restorative Sciences, Biomaterials, MSE)

  • Primary Appointment Restorative Sciences/Biomaterials
  • Education BS in Metallurgy, ScD in Ceramics Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, NH
  • Additional Affiliations Division of Materials Science & Engineering
  • Areas of Interest Ceramics engineering, interpenetrating phase materials, mechanics of materials, materials design, process design, equipment design.
  • Research Areas Ceramics engineering
    Interpenetrating phase materials
    Mechanics of materials
    Materials design
    Process design
    Equipment design



  • Pober R. Reporting microhardness data in scientific publications. Journal of Dental Research. 77(10):1766, 1998 Oct.
  • Campbell SD. Pelletier LB. Pober RL. Giordano RA. Dimensional and formation analysis of a restorative ceramic and how it works. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. 74(4):332-40, 1995 Oct.
  • Giordano R. Cima M. Pober R. Effect of surface finish on the flexural strength of feldspathic and aluminous dental ceramics. International Journal of Prosthodontics. 8(4):311-9, 1995 Jul-Aug.
  • Giordano RA 2nd. Pelletier L. Campbell S. Pober R. Flexural strength of an infused ceramic, glass ceramic, and feldspathic porcelain. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. 73(5):411-8, 1995 May.
  • Giordano RA 2nd. Campbell S. Pober R. Flexural strength of feldspathic porcelain treated with ion exchange, overglaze, and polishing. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. 71(5):468-72, 1994 May.
  • Kelly JR. Giordano R. Pober R. Cima MJ. Fracture surface analysis of dental ceramics: clinically failed restorations. International Journal of Prosthodontics. 3(5):430-40, 1990 Sep-Oct.
  • R. Pober, and R. Abbott, “Arc Plasma Spraying as a Manufacturing Process for Ceramic Components”, Am. Ceram. Soc. Bull. 73 [2] Feb. 1994, pp. 45 – 50.
  • P. Nahass, R.L. Pober, W.E. Rhine, W.L. Robbins, and H.K. Bowen, “Prediction and Explanation of Aging Shrinkage in Tape-Cast Ceramic Green Sheets,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 75 [9] (1992), pp. 2373-2378
  • H. Itoh, R.L. Pober, M.V. Parish, and H.K. Bowen, “Dispersion and Particle Packing of Magnetic Oxide Powders,” Ceram. Int. 12 (2), 1986, pp. 85-93
  • P.D. Calvert, E.S. Tormey, and R.L. Pober, “Fish Oil and Triglycerides as Dispersants for Ceramics Processing,” Am. Ceram. Soc. Bull. 65 [4] Apr. 1986, pp. 669 – 672
  • H. Lee, R. Pober, P. Calvert, and H.K. Bowen, “Dispersion of Powders in Solutions of Block Copolymer,” J. Colloid Interface Sci. 110 [1] Mar. 1986, pp. 144 – 148.
  • H.D. Lee, R.L. Pober, P.D. Calvert, and H.K. Bowen, “Photopolymerizable Binders for Ceramics,” J. Mat. Sci. Lett., Jan. 1986, pp. 81 – 83.
  • P. Nahass, W.E. Rhine, R.L. Pober, H.K. Bowen, and W.L. Robbins “A Comparison of Aqueous and Non-Aqueous Slurries for Tape-Casting, and Dimensional Stability in Green Tapes ,” p. 355-364 in Materials and Processes in Microelectronic Systems, Ceramic Transactions Vol. 15, Edited by K.M. Nair, R. Pohanka, and R.C. Buchanan , Amer. Cer. Soc., Westerville, OH, 1990
  • E. Beylier, R.L. Pober, and M.J. Cima, “Centrifugal Casting of Ceramic Components,” 3rd Int’l Conf. on Ceramic Powder Processing Science, Feb. 1990, San Diego, CA; Ceramic Transactions Vol. 12, (Ceram. Powder Sci. 3) pp. 529-536, Amer. Cer. Soc., Westerville, OH, 1990.
  • E.A. Barringer, N. Jubb, B. Fegley, R.L. Pober, and H.K. Bowen, “Processing Monosized Powders,” in Proc. Int. Conf. on Ultrastructure Processing of Ceramics, Glasses, and Composites, eds. L.L. Hench, and D.R. Ulrich, Wiley & Sons, NY (1984), pp. 315 – 333.
  • E.S. Tormey, R.L. Pober, H.K. Bowen, and P.D. Calvert, “Tape Casting -Future Developments,” in Vol. 9, “Forming of Ceramics,” of Advances in Ceramics, eds. J.A. Mangles and G.L. Messing, The American Ceramic Society, Inc., Columbus, OH (1984), pp. 140 – 149.
  • R.L. Pober, E. Barringer, M. Parish, N. Levoy, and H.K. Bowen, “Dispersion and Packing of Narrow Size Distribution Powders,” in Emergent Process Methods for High – Technology Ceramics, Proc. 19th Univ. Conf. on Ceramic Sci. (Nov. 1982) Mat. Sci. Res., Vol. 17, New York: Plenum Press, pp. 193 – 206 (1984)
  • W.R. Cannon, R.L. Pober, and H.K. Bowen, “Fabrication and Performance of MHD Electrodes,” Processing of Crystalline Ceramics, eds. H. Palmour, R.F. Davis, and T.M. Hare, Materials Science Research, Volume 11, Plenum Press, New York, 1978, pp. 457 – 468.
  • E.V. Clougherty, R.L. Pober, and L. Kaufman, “A Kinetic Study of the Densification of TiB2 at High Pressure and High Temperature,” Modern Developments in Powder Metallurgy, Vol.2: Applications, Plenum Press, N.Y., 1966, pp. 321 – 329.
  • E.V. Clougherty, and R.L. Pober, “Physical and Mechanical Properties of Transition Metal Diborides”, Compounds of Interest in Nuclear Reactor Technology, Nuclear Metallurgy, Vol.X, IMD Special Report, No.13, AIME, N.Y., 1964, pp.432 – 443.
  • E.V. Clougherty, R.L. Pober, and L. Kaufman, “Synthesis of Oxidation Resistant Metal Diboride Composites,” Trans. of Met. Soc., AIME, Vol. 242, June 1968, pp. 1077 – 1082.
  • R.L. Pober and R. Giordano, “Flexible Manufacturing of Dental Restorations,” Ceramic Industry, March 1992, pg. 67-70.
  • J.R. Kelly, H. Luthe, A. Gougoulakis, R.L. Pober, W.H. Mormann, “Machining Effects on Feldspathic Porcelain and Glass Ceramics: Fractographic Analysis,” W.H. Mormann, Ed., Int’l Symp. on Computer Restorations: State of the Art of the Cerec Method, Quintessence Publishing, Berlin 1991, p. 253-273, Regensdorf, Switzerland, 3-4 May 1991.
  • R.L. Pober, “Product and Process Integration: The Need for a Ceramics Manufacturing Science,” in High-Tech Ceramics: Viewpoints and Perspectives, Ed. by Gernot Kostorz, p. 17-28, ETHZ Latsis Symposium, November 1988, Zurich, Switzerland, Nov. 10-11, 1988.
  • R.L. Pober, W.R. Cannon, H.K. Bowen, and J.F. Louis, “Development of Super-Hot-Wall Electrodes,” Proc. 7th Int. Conf. on MHD Electrical Power Generation, Cambridge, Ma., June, 1980.
  • W.R. Cannon, H.K. Bowen, R.L. Pober, et al., “Properties and Test Results of Super-Hot-Wall Electrode Materials”, Proc. 17th Symp. on the Engineering Aspects of MHD, Stanford Univ., March, 1978.
  • H.K. Bowen, R.L. Pober, et al., “Design and Performance of High Temperature Ceramic Electrode Modules,” Proc. 16th Symp. on the Engineering Aspects of MHD, Ed. D. Bienstock, Pittsburgh, Pa., May, 1977.
  • J.L. Nash Webber, R.L. Pober, M. Yoshimura, and H.K. Bowen, “Test Results on the Spinel Electrode Module in Laboratory and Simulated MHD Environments,” Proc. 15th Symp. on the Engineering Aspects of MHD, Philadelphia, Pa., May, 1976.
  • Ceramic Technology for Electronics, Second EditionPober, R.L., Barringer, E.A., and Bowen, H.K. International Society for Hybrid Microelectronics, Silver Spring, MD ISHM Technical Monograph Series 6984-004
  • Ceramic Technology for Electronics Pober, R.L. International Society for Hybrid Microelectronics, Silver Spring, MD ISHM Technical Monograph Series 6983-002

Affiliation: Affiliated Faculty (MSE), Primary & Affiliated Faculty (MSE)