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Dr. Collin Wick

Dean of the College, Associate Dean of Research, Professor

Departments: Center for Applied Physics Studies, Chemistry, Molecular Science and Nanotechnology, Office of the Dean - COES

Phone: 318.257.4648

Fax: 318.257.4339


Office: BOGH 201A

Address: 600 Dan Reneau DR


Ruston, LA 71272


Specialties: Computational Materials Science, Model Development, Algorithm Development
Research Lab: Wick Research Lab, Nethken Hall 216

We carry out both first principles and large-scale simulations to study metals, metal/ceramic interfaces, polymeric materials, battery electrolytes and electrodes, and surfaces of liquids and materials. We also build computational tools to parameterize models for large-scale simulations, study complex interfacial processes, and study thermodynamic, mechanical, and shape memory properties. Collaborations with many experimental and computational researchers from around the University and region are a staple of my group, including mechanical engineers, chemical engineers, computer scientists, chemists, physicists, and mathematicians. These are used to tackle real-world problems of relevance towards developing new materials, interfacial coatings, new batteries, shape memory materials, and self-healing materials to name a few.