William R. Wilcox

Distinguished University Professor Emeritus

Clarkson University
320 Center for Advanced Materials Processing

Box 5705, Potsdam, NY 13699-5705, USA
Phone: 1-315-268-7672



-        B.E. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southern California

-        Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley


Professional Experience

        Retirement announcement

        Clarkson University: chair of chemical engineering department, dean of engineering, founding director of the New York State Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), and founding director of NASA's Consortium for Commercial Crystal Growth in Space.

        TRW Semiconductors

        The Aerospace Corporation

        University of Southern California: Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

        Consultant for the Aerospace Corporation, Mechanics Research (for U.S. Dept. of Transportation), Hartman Chemical, Rockwell International, ARTCOR, Exotic Materials, Fiber Materials, Hughes Research Labs, TRW Systems, Westinghouse, State University of New York at Buffalo, Universities Space Research Association (for NASA), Westvaco, Grumman Aerospace, Tennessee Eastman, University of Alabama A&M, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Eastman Kodak, Exxon, Honeywell, NASA, Airtron, EG&G, Wiley Laboratories, Lawrence Livermore Laboratories, US Department of Commerce Office of Energy-Related Inventions

Recent Teaching

        CH 270: Phase Equilibria: Spring 2016

        CH 220: Material Balances: Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016

        ES 260: Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering: Fall 2013, Spring 2014.

        CH 210: Molecular Properties and Processes: Fall 2010, 2011, 2012

        CH 482: Design Project: Fall 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

        ES 405 & 505: Design of Experiments and Analysis of Data: Spring 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

        CH 481: Chemical Engineering Design II: Spring 2001, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

        CH 480: Chemical Engineering Design I: Fall 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

        ES 100: Introduction to Engineering Use of the Computer: Spring 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

        ES450&550: Growth of Crystals and Films: Spring 2002

        CH 250: Chemical Process Calculations: Fall 1997, 1998, 1999


On-line educational materials created

        Chemical engineering plant design information and advice

        Chemical engineering design case-studies and final reports

        Excel tutorials and exercises

        How to enter Greek letters, symbols, superscripts and subscripts into Excel

        Relationships between mathematical, MATLAB and Excel expressions

        MATLAB: tutorial on symbolic methods for calculus, graphing, and solution of equations

        MATLAB: tutorials on analysis and plotting of data

        MATLAB: tutorial on numerical solution of equations

        Common conversion factors for units

        PowerPoint advice

        Design of Experiments and Analysis of Data


Clarkson's Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


Last updated October 3, 2017