, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Office: Math and Science Building 378
B.S. Chemistry, Appalachian St. Univ.
M.S. Chemistry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
PhD Materials Science and Polymer Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Applied Polarized Light Microscopy, McCrone Research Institute, Chicago, IL
Research and Teaching Areas
General chemistry, physical chemistry, formation and characterization of crystal polymorphs of acetaminophen and cyclodextrins.
Computational modeling of heat transfer in polymer melt extrusion and fluid flow of blood in the arteries.
- International Congress of Rheolgy Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal, August 2012 R. Wilcox and A. McKenna, Modeling of the Pulsatile Non-Newtonian Flow of Blood as a Bingham Fluid.
ACS National Meeting Presented, March 2010, Effect of thixotropic fluid composition and rheological properties on suspension of magnetite particles in a magnetic field
ACS National Meeting Presented, March 2009,
NSF Workshop on Surface Chemistry. Presentation on Teaching Polarized Light Microscopy to Undergraduate Students.
R.D. Wilcox, J. Collier, Numerical Simulation of Polypropylene Crystallization In An Extruded Thick-Walled Pipe Using a 2D-Axisymmetric Model, Comsol Conference, Boston, MA, Presented October 2007.