Dr. James P. Wicksted

Professor, Noble Research Fellow, and Director of Multidisciplinary Research


Dr. Wicksted received his B.A. degree (1975) from New York University and his M.A. (1978) and Ph.D. (1983) from the City University of New York. He became a member of the Department of Physics at Oklahoma State University in 1985, where he is currently a full professor and Noble Research Fellow in optical materials. He is also the Associate Director of the Oklahoma EPSCoR Program and the Director of both the Oklahoma NSF and DOE EPSCoR Program. He is currently the Principal Investigator of a $20 million Research Infrastructure Improvement Grant funded by the NSF EPSCoR Program. His current research interests include the optical studies of various types of nanoparticle complexes that have potential biosensing and biomedical applications.


Recent Publications

Deok-Jin Yu, D. Ganta, Elijah Dale, A.T. Rosenberger, James P. Wicksted and A. Kaan Kalkan, "Absorption properties of hybrid composites of gold nanorods and functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes". Journal of Nanotechnology 2012, Article ID 154278 (2012): DOI:10.1155/2012/154278.


Elijah B. Dale, Deepak Ganta, Deok-Jin Yu, Bret N. Flanders, James P. Wicksted, and Albert T. Rosenberger, "Spatially Localized Enhancement of Evanescent Coupling to Whispering-Gallery Modes at 1550 nm Due to Surface Plasmon Resonances of Au Nanowires", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 17, 979 (2011): DOI: 10.1109/JSTQE.2010.2078491.


Yueping Fang, Jianwei Liu, Deok Jin Yu, James P. Wicksted, Kaan Kalkan, C. Ozge Topal, Bret N. Flanders, Judy Wu, Jun Li, "Self-supported supercapacitor membranes: Polypyrrole-coated carbon nanotube networks enabled by pulsed electrodeposition", Journal of Power Sources 195, 674 (2010).



Implantable Biosensor from Stratified Nanostructured Membranes; Massoud Motamedi, Nicholas A. Kotov, James P. Wicksted and Rinat Esenaliev. U.S. Patent # 7,863,038 issued on January 4, 2011.