Joseph Schick

Joseph Schick
Associate Professor

Physics Department
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085 USA
Phone: +1-610-519-7873
E-mail:  joseph.schick  (at)


Education and Awards

1982 B.S Physics Villanova University
1987 Ph.D Physics Drexel University
1988-1990 Postdoctoral Research Associate Wayne State University
1990-2002 Assistant Professor Villanova University
2002-present Associate Professor Villanova University

Research Interests

My background includes theory of surfaces, interfaces, and defects. The methods for these studies have included the use of Green's functions, the tight-binding approximation, and density functional theory. The principle focus of my past work has been the structure and formation energies of point defects in semiconducting materials. Currently I am collaborating with the Rappe group in the investigation of perovskite materials with a focus on how the microscopic structure of these materials are linked to their electrical and magnetic properties.