Materials Engineering Department
John D. McCoy, Ph.D
  • Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelpha, PA, 1986.
  • M.S. Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1986.
  • B.A. Chemistry, Bucknell Univ., Lewisburg, PA, 1980
  • B.A. Mathematics, Bucknell Univ., Lewisburg, PA, 1980
  • Research Areas

    Theory and Simulation: Thermodynamic and Statistical Mechanical Modeling; Density Functional Theory; Liquid State Theory; Molecular Dynamics and Monte Carlo Simulation; Theory of Phase Transitions
    Experimental: Thermal and Mechanical Properties; Differential Scanning Calorimetry; Rheometry; Kinetics; Yield; Aging
    Materials: Epoxies; Glasses; Ionomers; Langmuir Films; Tethered Chains
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    Employment
  • Professor, Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM 2000-present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM 1995-2000
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM 1991-1995
  • Research Associate, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM 1989-1991
  • Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 1988-1989
  • Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, CA 1986-1988
  • Selected Publications
  • S. M. Waters*, J. D. McCoy, A. L. Frischknecht, J. R. Brown*, Simulation of a small molecule analogue of a lithium ionomer in an external electric field Journal of Chemical Physics 140, 014902 (2014)
  • J. R. Brown*, J. D. McCoy, Nonlinear dynamic heat capacity of a bead-spring polymeric glass former Journal of Chemical Physics 137, 244504 (2012)
  • J. D. McCoy, J.G. Curro, Van der Waals model for phase transitions in thermoresponsive surface films Journal of Chemical Physics 130, 194708 (2009)
  • T.C. Dotson*, J. V. Heffernan*, J. Budzien*, K. T. Dotson*, F. Avila*, D.T. Limmer*, D. T. McCoy*, J. D. McCoy, D. B. Adolf, Rheological complexity in simple chain models Journal of Chemical Physics 128, 184905 (2008)
  • * NMT Students
  • Honors and Awards
  • Award for Excellence, Sandia National Laboratories, 1990
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM 1993
  • Distinguished Research Award, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM 2001