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Dr. Kimani A. Stancil

Assistant Professor, Math and Science

Year Started



  • PhD Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BS Physics and Mathematics, University of Maryland - Baltimore County

Teaching Interests

  • Full Physics and Laboratory Curriculum

Research Interests

  • Nanoscale Self-Assembly, and Surface Phonon Polariton transport in nanocomposites
  • PhD: Polymer Physics – chemical synthesis, and study of microstructure in Heteropolymer Gels
  • Postdoctoral: Nanoscale Assembly – chemical synthesis and assembly of semiconducting nanorods


Chemical/Materials Synthesis, Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS), Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS), Microfabrication

Publications (Select)

  1. Kimani A. Stancil, ‘Evaporation Assisted CdSe Nanorod Assembly by Small Angle X-ray Scattering and Langmuir Adsorption ’, J. Phys. Chem. B, 118 (50), pp 14695–14702, November 20, 2014
  2. James S. Hammonds, Kimani A. Stancil, Charlezetta E. Stokes, ‘Quality factor temperature dependence of a surface phonon polariton resonance cavity’, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 105, Issue 11, 114107 ( pg. 1-4), September 2014
  3. Kimani A. Stancil, “Introduction to Statistical Mechanics; Statistical Mechanics in a Nutshell” Book Review, Phys. Today, 65(8), 50 (2012);
  4. Kevin M. Ryan, Alex Mastroianni, Kimani A. Stancil, Haitao Liu, A. P. Alivisatos, “Electric Field Assisted Assembly of Perpendicularly Oriented Nanorod Superlattices”, Nano Letters, 6(7), 1479-1482 (2006)
  5. Kimani A. Stancil, Michael S. Feld, Mehran Kardar, “Correlation and cross-linking effects in imprinting sites for divalent adsorption in gels” , J. Phys. Chem. B, 109(14); 6636-6639 (2005)
Updated: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
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