Andrew Richter

Andrew Richter

Andrew Richter Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Department Chair 219.464.6834 Neils Science Center 137
Pronouns: He/Him/His


  • Ph.D. — Northwestern University (2000)
  • M.S. — Marquette University (1992)
  • B.S. — Valparaiso University (1990)


Andrew Richter ’90, Ph.D., joined the faculty at Valpo in 2005, already quite familiar with the University: he is an alumnus from the class of 1990. Before coming to Valpo, he was an assistant professor at the University of Memphis for three years. Prior to that, he was a research fellow at AIST in Tsukuba, Japan. Professor Richter’s wife, Jennifer Prough, Ph.D., also teaches at Valpo in Christ College — The Honors College.


  • Nanoscience
  • Surface Studies
  • X-ray and Neutron Scattering
  • Biophysics
  • X-ray and Neutron studies of polymer nanoparticles
  • X-ray studies of protein adsorption onto functionalized surfaces


  • American Physical Society
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Association of Physics Teachers