# Dan Mazilu Associate Professor of Physics

**Howe 203B**

**540.458.8172**

**mazilud@wlu.edu**

Ph.D. in Physics from Virginia Tech - Research focuses on the theory of self-assembled nanoparticle monolayers and their applications to the fabrication of optical coatings.

## Education

Ph.D. in Physics - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

M.S. in Physics - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

M.S. in Physics - Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi, Romania

B.S. in Engineering Physics - Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi, Romania

## Research

Experiment and theory involving ionic self-assembly of nanoparticles and their application in producing highly reliable, cost-effective anti-reflection coatings.

## Teaching

PHYS 111 & 112 - General Physics I & II

PHYS 120 - Dreams of a Final Theory

PHYS 202 - Relativity

PHYS 210 - Modern Physics

PHYS 220 - Electricity and Magnetism

PHYS 421 & 422 - Directed Individual Research

PHYS 493 - Honors Thesis

## Selected Publications

Y. R. Chang, S. Taylor, S. Duncan, D. A. Mazilu, A. L. Ritter, W. A. Ducker, “Fabrication of stabilized colloidal crystal monolayers”, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 514 (2017) 185–191

I. Mazilu, D. A. Mazilu, R. E. Melkerson*, E. Hall-Mejia*, G. J. Beck*, S. Nshimyumukiza*, C. M. da Fonseca, “Class of cooperative stochastic models: exact and approximate solutions, simulations, and experiments using ionic self-assembly of nanoparticles”, Physical Review E 93, 032803 (2016)

Carlos M. da Fonseca, Said Kouachi, Dan A. Mazilu, Irina Mazilu – A Multi-Temperature Kinetic Ising Model and the Eigenvalues of some Perturbed Jacobi Matrices, Applied Mathematics and Computation, Volume 259, Pages 205-211, 15 May 2015.

Eric Schwen*, Irina Mazilu, Dan Mazilu – A Two-State Stochastic Model for Nanoparticle Self-Assembly: Theory, Computer Simulations and Applications, European Journal of Physics, Volume 36, Number 2, 025003, 29 December 2014.

L. Jonathan Cook, D. A. Mazilu, I. Mazilu, B. M. Simpson*, E. M. Schwen*, V. O. Kim*, and A. M. Seredinski* – Cooperative Sequential-Adsorption Model in Two Dimensions with Experimental Applications for Ionic Self-Assembly of Nanoparticles, Physical Review E 89, 062411, 30 June 2014.

C. M. da Fonseca, D. Mazilu, I. Mazilu, H.T. Williams, “The Eigenpairs of a Sylvester–Kac Type Matrix Associated with a Simple Model for One-Dimensional Deposition and Evaporation”, Applied Mathematics Letters, Volume 26, issue 12, (2013) 1206-1211.

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).

D. A. Mazilu and A. L. Ritter, "The abrasive wear of alumina: Correlation with electron triboemission", Wear 258, 1384-1403 (2005).

D. A. Mazilu and A. L. Ritter, "Exploratory study of alumina-on-alumina sliding contact in the presence of the chemical vapor aluminum tri-sec-butoxide", Tribology Letters Vol. 9, No. 3-4 (2000).

P. Wagner, D. Mazilu, L. Trappeniers, V. V. Moshchalkov, and Y. Bruynseraede, "Anomalous Hall effect in thin films of Pr0.5Sr0.5MnO3", Physical Review B-Condensed Matter 55: (22) 14721-14724 (1997).

* denotes W&L student co-author