- B.S. in Chemistry from Fort Lewis College (Durango, CO) in 1991
- PhD in Physical Chemistry from Indiana University (1996), while working under the direction of Prof. Josef Zwanziger to characterize borate glasses with high-resolution NMR and Raman spectroscopies.
- Postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois, with Professors John Kieffer and Jay Bass, using Brillouin light scattering to study borate and germanate glasses and their melts.
Randy joined Corning in 1997 as a Sr. Research Scientist. He has been responsible for acquisition and implementation of NMR methodology, with emphasis on solid-state NMR of glasses and ceramics.
Randy’s current research interests include structure-property relations in inorganic glasses, nucleation and crystal growth in glass-ceramics, and network development in organic polymers. Dr. Youngman has published over 50 journal articles, holds 7 patents and regularly gives contributed and invited lectures at various international glass science conferences. He is currently Chair of the Glass & Optical Materials Division of The American Ceramic Society.