William P. Bricker


Phone: (505) 277-6392

Physical Address

Room 2051
Centennial Engineering Center

Mailing Address

01 1120
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070

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Assistant Professor

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

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Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. Washington University, St. Louis, MO, Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, 2014

B.S. Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, Chemical Engineering, 2007


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Prof. William Bricker is a  Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at UNM, starting in the Fall of 2019. He received his Ph.D. in Energy, Environmental, and Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, and his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Bucknell University. As a Postdoctoral Associate in the Biological Engineering Department at MIT, he utilized computational chemistry to research novel synthetic excitonic devices using DNA as a scaffolding material, analogous to the natural biological light-harvesting complexes he studied during his Ph.D. tenure at Washington University. At UNM, he plans to develop computational tools to study efficient energy transport in biomaterials.

Professional Experience
  • 2019  Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
  • 2015 - 2019 Postdoctoral Associate, Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
  • 2017 • Kaufman Teaching Certificate, MIT
  • 2015 • Ph.D. Research Award, Washington University
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Research Interests

  • Light-Harvesting Biomaterials
  • Excitonic/Electronic Structure and Dynamics
  • Methods in Computational Chemistry