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Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

Dan A. Mazilu

Assistant Professor of Physics

Howe Hall 203-B
540-458-8172
mazilud@wlu.edu

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

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).