Matthew Rickard, Ph.D.

Chair, Bioengineering Department
Professor of Bioengineering

Office Phone: (951) 343-4951
E-mail: mrickard@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: College of Engineering Building, 210E
Office Hours:

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering University of California at Irvine 2005
M.S. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering University of California at Irvine 2002
B.S. Mechanical Engineering University of California at Irvine 2000
  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Dr. Rickard's research background and current interests include Experimental Research in Biomedical engineering, specifically Glaucoma, Teaching / Engineering Education, Fluid Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Electrofluidics, Micro-technologies / MEMS, Medical Devices, and Electronically-Active Implants. In addition to his 17 issued US patents, Dr. Rickard has published several peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers, and has also served as a journal referee.

  • Teaching Experience

    Adjunct Professor in Physics, Concordia University, Irvine, CA

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    PATENTS (ISSUED AND CURRENT APPLICATIONS):
    Rickard, M., and C. Jones, “SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING EYE HEALTH”, US Application Number 20160051143, July 2015 (under review).
    Rickard, M., and C. Jones, “SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING EYE HEALTH”, US Application Number 20160051144, July 2015 (under review).
    Rickard, M., and C. Jones, “SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING EYE HEALTH”, US Application Number 20160051145, July 2015 (under review).

    US Patent: 9,622,910: "Active Drainage Systems with Dual-Input Pressure-Driven Valves", L. Field and M. Rickard, Issued Apr 18, 2017.
    US Patent: 9,615,970: "Intraocular Pressure Sensor with External Pressure Compensation", M. Rickard and R. Sanchez, Issued Apr 11, 2017.
    US Patent: 9,498,379: "Glaucoma Drainge Devices Including Vario-Stable Valves and Associated Systems and Methods", M. Rickard, L. Field, and S. Bohm, Issued Nov 22, 2016.
    US Patent: 9.339.187: "External Pressure Measurement System and Method for an Intraocular Implant", M. Rickard, Issued May 17, 2016.
    US Patent: 8,858,491: "Pre-Biased Membrane Valve", L. Field, R. Sanchez, and M. Rickard, Issued Oct 14, 2014.
    US Patent: 8,808,224: "Glaucoma Drainage Device with Pump", M. Rickard, Issued Aug 19, 2014.
    US Patent: 8,753,305: "Bubble-driven IOP Control System", L. Field and M. Rickard, Issued June 17, 2014.
    US Patent: 8,721,580: "Power Saving Glaucoma Drainage Device", Rickard, M. and R. Sanchez, Issued May 13, 2014.
    US Patent: 8,603,024: "Glaucoma Drainage Devices Including Vario-Stable Valves and Associated Systems and Methods", S. Bohm, L. Field, and M. Rickard, Dec 10, 2013.
    US Patent 8,579,848: "Active Drainage Systems with Pressure-Driven Valves and Electronically-Driven Pump", L. Field, D. Jenkins, and M. Rickard, Issued November 12, 2013.
    US Patent 8,545,431: "Lumen Clearing Valve for Glaucoma Drainage Device", Rickard, M., Issued Oct 1, 2013.
    US Patent 8,527,055: "Application of an Electrical Field in the Vicinity of the Trabecular Meshwork to Treat Glaucoma", Rickard, M., Issued Sept 3, 2013.
    US Patent 8,419,673: "Glaucoma Drainage Device with Pump", Rickard, M., Issued Apr 16, 2013.
    US Patent 8,257,295: "Intraocular Pressure Sensor with External Pressure Compensation", Rickard, M. and R. Sanchez, Issued Sept 4, 2012.
    US Patent 8,182,435: "Intraocular Pressure Sensor" (Strain-based), Dacquay, B. and M. Rickard, Issued May 22, 2012.
    US Patent 8,123,687: "Intraocular Pressure Sensor" (Light-based), Dacquay, B. and M. Rickard, Issued Feb 28, 2012.
    US Patent 7,911,146: "High-velocity, Multistage, Nozzled, Ion Driven Wind Ggenerator and Method of Operation of the Same Adaptable to Mesoscale Realization", Dunn-Rankin, D. and M. Rickard, Issued Mar 22, 2011.

    JOURNAL AND PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS:

    Rickard, M., C. Jones, M. Migdal, N. Reyes, and A. Murguia, Experimental Investigation of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Range for Intraocular Implants, presented at the 10th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, June 23-25, 2014, Zurich, Switzerland.

    R. Bond, K. Bray, M. Valdez, and M. Rickard, “Performance Measurements and Design Optimization of a Cooling Fin Array,” Cal Lab: The International Journal of Metrology, pg 34, Oct-Dec (2013).

    Rickard, M.A. and Dunn-Rankin, D. “Numerical Simulation of a Tubular Ion-Driven Wind Generator,” Journal of Electrostatics, 65: 646–654 (2007).

    Rickard, M. J. A., D. Dunn-Rankin, F. Weinberg, and F. Carleton, “Maximizing Ion-driven Gas Flows”, Journal of Electrostatics, 64: 368-376 (2006).

    Weinberg, F., F. Carleton, D. Kara, A. Xavier, D. Dunn-Rankin, and M. Rickard, “Inducing gas flow and swirl in tubes using ionic wind from corona discharges”, Experiments in Fluids, 40: 231-237 (2006).

    Petersen, E. L., M. J. A. Rickard, M. W. Crofton, E. D. Abbey, M. J. Traum, and D. M. Kalitan “A Facility for Gas- and Condensed-phase Measurements Behind Shock Waves” Measurement Science and Technology, 16: 1716–1729 (2005).

    Rickard, M. J. A., D. Dunn-Rankin, F. Weinberg, and F. Carleton, “Characterization of Ionic Wind Velocity”, Journal of Electrostatics, 63: 711–716 (2005).

    Hall, J. M., M. J. A. Rickard, and E. L. Petersen, “Comparison of Characteristic Time Diagnostics for Ignition and Oxidation of Fuel/Oxidizer Mixtures Behind Reflected Shock Waves”, Combustion Science and Technology, 177: 455-483 (2005).

    Petersen, E. L., D. M. Kalitan, and M. J. A. Rickard, “Reflected-Shock Ignition of SiH4/H2/O2/Ar and SiH4/CH4/O2/Ar Mixtures”, Journal of Propulsion and Power, 20 (4) 665-674 (2004).

    Rickard, M. J. A., J. M. Hall, and E. L. Petersen, “Effect of Silane Addition on Acetylene Ignition Behind Reflected Shock Waves”, Paper 2A08, 30th International Symposium on Combustion, Chicago, IL, July 25-30 (2004).

    Petersen, E. L., M. J. A. Rickard, and R. P. Welle, “High-temperature, nonreacting flowfields generated by a hypersonic chemical-laser nozzle”, Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 17 (3) 420-421 (2003).

    Regele, J. D., M. J. Papac, M. J. A. Rickard, and D. Dunn-Rankin, “Effects of capillary spacing on EHD spraying from an array of cone jets”, Journal of Aerosol Science, 33, 1471-1479 (2002).

    Rickard, M. J. A. and D. Dunn-Rankin, “Experimental Study of a Hybrid Electrohydrodynamic, Air- Assisted Liquid Atomizer”, Document Number 2002-01-2754, SAE 2002 Transactions Journal of Fuels and Lubricants, pg 1523.

    SELECTED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS:
    Rickard, M, Kim, SJ, Gordon, MT, Kong, S, and Havrisik, P. “Design of a Practice Fundamentals of Engineering Exam for Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Students.” Accepted for presentation and poster at Biomedical Engineering West Regional Conference, January 2017.

    Rickard, M., C. Jones, C. Gipson-Bean, J. Park, E. Sutter, J. Jacobson, and J. LaMotte, "Geometric measurements of natural features at the temporal limbus in support of an image-based, real-time IOP sensing system", Academy 2016 Anaheim, American Academy of Optometry, November 2016.

    Rickard, M., C. Jones, C. Gipson-Bean, and J. Park, “Image processing to measure scleral strain near the limbus using digital microscopy in porcine eyes”, Presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Imaging Conference, Seattle, WA, April 2016.

    Rickard, M., C. Jones, J. Cox, J. DeVore, A. Castro, and J. Brannen, “Scleral strain near the limbus using digital microscopy of natural features in porcine eyes”, Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci.. 2015; 56(7 ):6138. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Denver, CO, May 2015.

    Rickard, M. J. A. "Time-Related Reduction in Ahmed Valve Flow Resistance: A 6-Month Study using a Novel In Vitro Pulsatile Perfusion Apparatus", Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Orlando, FL, May 4-8, 2014.

    Rickard, M. J. A. and J. N. Sugu Sugira, "An Engineering Model for Predicting the Aqueous Humor Flow Rate through the Natural Pathway Following Glaucoma Surgeries", Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Seattle, WA, May 5-9, 2013.

    W. Le Fevre, R. Sibley, J. Cook, and M. Rickard, “The Design, Construction, and Experimental Testing of a Geo-Thermal Heat Sink”, Proceedings from the Measurement Science Conference 2013, Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, California, March 2013.

    S. Dennis, C. Vanjoff, K. McLaughlin, J. Dean, and M. Rickard, “Velocity and Temperature Boundary Layer Measurements for an Educational Laboratory Experiment”, Proceedings from the Measurement Science Conference 2013, Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, California, March 2013.

    A. Eyre, R. Fox, N. Graham, J. Pittman, and M. Rickard, “Development of a Radiation Experiment for Undergraduate Laboratory Use”, Proceedings from the Measurement Science Conference 2013, Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, California, March 2013.

    Mueller, J., A. Nodem Zebaza, M. Davenport, and M. Rickard, “Benchtop Measurements of a By-Pass Structure for Valved Glaucoma Drainage Devices”, Proceedings from the Measurement Science Conference 2012, Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, California, March 2012.

    King, B, N. Lawrence, and M. Rickard, “Measurement of Airflow in a Dyson Bladeless Fan”, Proceedings from the Measurement Science Conference 2012, Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, California, March 2012.
    Rickard, M. J. A., N. Welche, and D. Dunn-Rankin, “Ionic wind as a controllable air source for an electrostatic burner”, Proceedings from the Western States Section/Combustion Institute Fall 2003 Meeting, University of California Los Angeles, October 20-21, 2003.

    Petersen, E. L, D. M. Kalitan, and M. J. A. Rickard, “Calibration and chemical kinetics modeling of an OH chemiluminescence diagnostic”, 39th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, Huntsville, AL, July 20-23, 2003.

    Rickard, M. J. A. and E. L. Petersen, “Effects of Silane Addition on Acetylene and Ethane Ignition Behind Reflected Shock Waves”, Proceedings from the Joint States Section/Combustion Institute 2003 Meeting, University of Illinois, Chicago, July 2003.

    Petersen, E. L., R. Welle, M. Traum, E. Abbey, and M. J. A. Rickard, “A new shock-tube facility for studying combustion phenomena in mixtures containing condensed species”, Paper NHTC 2001-20136, Proceedings of NHTC '01, 35th Annual National Heat Transfer Conference, Anaheim, CA, June 10-12, 2001.

    Dunn-Rankin, D., M. Papac, J. Regele, and M. J. A. Rickard, “EHD spraying from single and multiple capillaries”, ILASS Americas, 14th Annual Conf. on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Dearborn, MI, May 2001.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Dr. Rickard was born and raised in Riverside, CA, where he attended Harvest Christian Fellowship as a young child and his father's church, Beth Simcha Messianic Congregation, as a teenager. Currently, he and his family attend Calvary Chapel Yorba Linda.

  • Community Service & Involvement

    WORK EXPERIENCE:

    Dr. Rickard has worked as a research engineer for a variety of companies. Most recently, at Alcon Laboratories in Irvine, CA he developed advanced vitreoretinal surgical products and lead research programs for state-of-the-art glaucoma devices. He is a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and regularly attends annual meetings. Prior to Alcon, Dr. Rickard wrote grants and conducted cutting-edge research for a high-tech innovation firm specializing in small systems integration in Torrance, CA. He served as a test data analyst for Raytheon's advanced satellite imaging systems in Goleta, CA. At The Aerospace Corporation in El Segudno, CA, Dr. Rickard conducted experimental research on combustion phenomena in a state-of-the-art shock tube facility.

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Dr. Rickard is married to Christina Mangione Rickard and they have three children.

  • Personal Philosophy

    Thus says the LORD, "Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches;
    but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things," declares the LORD.

    - Jeremiah 9:23-24, NASB