Roger Loucks

Professor Physics
Physics & Astronomy
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Science Center, Room 217
loucks@alfred.edu
607-871-2839

Education

  • PhD: Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana at Urbana-Champaign, 1996
  • MS: Physics, Renselear Polytechnic Institute, 1989
  • BS: Physics, Houghton College, 1987

Courses Taught

  • PHYS 415 – Particle Physics
  • PHYS 405 – General Relativity
  • PHYS 400 – Special Topics: Physics of Glass
  • PHYS 401 – Quantum Mechanics I
  • PHYS 402 – Quantum Mechanics II
  • PHYS 424 – Electricity and Magnetism I
  • PHYS 400 – Special Topics: Electricity and Magnetism II
  • PHYS 423 – Classical Mechanics I
  • PHYS 421 – Statistical Mechanics
  • PHYS 341 – Advanced Physics Lab
  • PHYS 325 – Optics
  • PHYS 326 – Modern Physics
  • PHYS 125 – General Physics I
  • PHYS 125 – General Physics II
  • PHYS 111 – Introduction to Physics
  • PHYS 111 – Introduction to Physics
  • AST 304 – Galactic Dynamics and Cosmology
  • AST 103 – Astronomy
  • AST 107 – Astronomy Lab
  • SCI 110 – Weather Elements

Research, Publications, & Presentations

Presentations

  • R. J. Loucks. “Willy Wonka’s Glass Factory: Why Chocolate is a Glass,” 2017 ACS Corning Section, Elmira, NY.
  • R.J. Loucks, John C. Mauro, and Sabyasachi Sen, “Heat Capacity, EnthalpyFluctuations, and Configurational Entropy in Broken Ergodic Systems,” 2011 GOMD,Savannah, GA.
  • R.J. Loucks, John C. Mauro, and Prabhat K. Gupta, “Achieving Long Time Scales in Energy Landscape Simulations using Metabasin Partitioning,” 2010 GOMD, Corning NY.
  • R.J. Loucks John C. Mauro, and Prabhat K. Gupta, “Fictive Temperature and the Glassy State,” 2010 GOMD,Corning NY.
  • R.J. Loucks, and John C. Mauro, “The Impact of Fragility on Enthalpic Relaxation,” 2009 GOMD, Vancouver, BC.
  • R.J. Loucks John C. Mauro, and Prabhat K. Gupta, “Forbidden Glasses and the Failure of Fictive Temperature,” 2009 GOMD, Vancouver, BC
  • R.J. Loucks and J.C. Mauro, “Enthalpy Landscape Model of the Selenium Glass Transition,” GOMD-S1-066-2008, American Ceramic Society Glass and Optical Materials Division Meeting, Tucson, AZ, May 21, 2008.
  • R.J. Loucks, J.C. Mauro, J. Balakrishnan, and S. Raghavan, “Enthalpy Landscapes and the Glass Transition,” Annual Meeting of the American Ceramic Society Glass and Optical Materials Division (GOMD-S1-009-2007),Rochester, NY, 2007.

Research & Publications

  • Theoretical nuclear and particle physics; computational physics; non-equilibrium systems.
  • J. C. Mauro, R. J. Loucks, and S. Sen, J. Chem. Phys. 133, 164503 (2010).
  • J.C. Mauro and R.J. Loucks, “Forbidden Glasses and the Failure of Fictive Temperature,” Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 355, 676-680 (2009).
  • J.C. Mauro, P.K. Gupta, and R.J. Loucks, “Composition Dependence of Glass Transition Temperature and Fragility. II. A Topological Model of Alkali Borate Liquids,” J. Chem. Phys. 130, 234503 (2009).
  • J.C. Mauro, P.K. Gupta, R.J. Loucks, and A.K. Varshneya, “Nonequilibrium Entropy of Glasses Formed by Continuous Cooling,” Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 355, 600-606 (2009).
  • J.C. Mauro, R.J. Loucks, and P.K. Gupta, “Fictive Temperature and the Glassy State,” Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 92 [1] 75-86 (2009).
  • J.C. Mauro, R.J. Loucks, A.K. Varshneya, and P.K. Gupta, “Enthalpy Landscapes and the Glass Transition,” Scientific Modeling and Simulation, 15, 241-281 (2008).
  • J.C. Mauro and R.J. Loucks, “Impact of Fragility on Enthalpy Relaxation in Glass,” Physical Review E, 78, 021502 (2008).
  • J.C. Mauro and R.J. Loucks, “Selenium Glass Transition: A Model Based on the Enthalpy Landscape Approach and Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics,” Phys. Rev. B, 76, 174202 (2007).
  • J.C. Mauro, R.J. Loucks, and P.K. Gupta, “Metabasin Approach for Computing the Master Equation Dynamics of Systems with Broken Ergodicity,” J. Phys. Chem. A, 111, 7957-7965 (2007).
  • J.C. Mauro, P.K. Gupta, and R.J. Loucks, “Continuously-broken ergodicity,” J. Chem. Phys., 126, 184511 (2007).
  • J.C. Mauro, R.J. Loucks, J. Balakrishnan, and S. Raghavan, “Monte Carlo method for computing density of states and quench probability of potential energy and enthalpy landscapes,” J. Chem. Phys., 126, 194103 (2007).
  • J.C. Mauro, R.J. Loucks, J. Balakrishnan, and A.K. Varshneya, “Mapping the potential energy landscapes of selenium clusters,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids, 353, 1268-1273 (2007).
  • J.C. Mauro, R.J. Loucks, J. Balakrishnan, and A.K. Varshneya, “Ab initio modeling of volume-temperature curves for glass-forming systems,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids, 353, 1274-1278 (2007).
  • R.J. Loucks, J.C. Mauro, A. Tandia, and N.T. Timofeev, “Semi-Empirical Technique for Computation of Glass Density,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 90 [12] 4020-4022 (2007).
  • J.C. Mauro, R.J. Loucks, J. Balakrishnan, and A.K. Varshneya, “Potential Energy Landscapes of Elemental and Heterogeneous Chalcogen Clusters,” Phys. Rev. A, 73, 023202 (2006).
  • J.C. Mauro, R.J. Loucks, and J. Balakrishnan, “Split-Step Eigenvector-Following Technique for Exploring Enthalpy Landscapes at Absolute Zero,” J. Phys. Chem. B, 110 [10] 5005-5011 (2006).
  • J.C. Mauro, R.J. Loucks, and J. Balakrishnan, “A Simplified Eigenvector-Following Technique for Locating Transition Points in an Energy Landscape,” J. Phys. Chem. A, 109, 9578-9583 (2005).
  • R. J. Loucks and V. R. Pandharipande, Coherent Electropion Production from He3 , Phys.Rev. C. 54, 32 (1996)
  • R. Loucks, V. R. Pandharipande, and R. Schiavilla, Electropion production from p and d , Phys. Rev. C. 49, 342 (1994)
  • R. Loucks and J. S. Levinger, Separable Approximation to the Helium Trimer , Annalen der Physik 48 (1991)

Awards/Honors

Excellence in Teaching Award, 2016
Excellence in Teaching Award, 2014
Excellence in Teaching Award, 2010
Teaching for Tomorrow Award, Creighton University, 1999
Scott Anderson Teaching Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996
Scott Anderson Teaching Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1991