Irina Mazilu Associate Professor of Physics

Irina Mazilu

Howe 219
540.458.8171
mazilui@wlu.edu

Ph.D. in Physics at Virginia Tech -   Her research interests include the statistical mechanics of non-equilibrium systems and Monte Carlo simulations of spin systems.

Currently we focus on interdisciplinary projects, such as the understanding of the nanoparticle self-assembly, behavior of molecular motors, traffic jams and driven interfaces.

Education

Ph.D. in Physics - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.S. in Physics - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
B.S. in Physics - Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi, Romania

Research

Non-equilibrium statistical physics using analytical methods and computer simulation techniques; interdisciplinary projects, such as the study of molecular motors, traffic jams, and nanoparticle self-assembly.

Teaching

PHYS 111 - General Physics I
PHYS 112 - General Physics II
PHYS/ENGN 225 - Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering
PHYS/ENGN 255 - C++ for Physics and Engineering
PHYS 315 - Nuclear Physics
PHYS 345 - Statistical Physics

Selected Publications

D. A. Mazilu, I. Mazilu, A. M. Seredinski, V. O. Kim, B. M. Simpson, and W. E. Banks, "Cooperative sequential adsorption models on a Cayley tree: analytical results and applications", Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, 1742-5468, P09002 (2012).

D. A. Mazilu, G. Zamora, I. Mazilu, "From complex to simple: interdisciplinary stochastic models", European Journal of Physics 33, pp. 793-803 (2012).

I. Mazilu, D. A. Mazilu, H. T. Williams, "Applications of tridiagonal matrices in non-equilibrium statistical physics", Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra, Volume 24, pp. 7-17 (2012).

H. T. Williams, I. Mazilu, D. A. Mazilu, "Stochastic epidemic-type model with enhanced connectivity: exact solution", Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, 1742-5468, P01017 (2012).

I. Mazilu and H.T. Williams, "Exact energy spectrum of a two temperature kinetic Ising model", Phys. Rev. E 80, 061109 (2009).

I. Mazilu, G. Zamora, J. Gonzalez, "A stochastic model for microtubule length dynamics", Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Volume 389, Issue 3, pp. 419-427 (2009).

I. Mazilu and H. T. Williams, "Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics: a solvable model", American Journal of Physics, Volume 77, Issue 5, pp. 458-467 (2009).

Mazilu I. and Schmittmann B., "High Temperature Expansion for a Driven Bilayer System", Journal of Statistical Physics, Vol. 113 (3/4), pp. 505-525 (2003).