Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
AFIT Leadership: Heidi R. Ries
Name: Heidi R. Ries
Title: Dean for Research
Professor of Physics
Commercial Phone: 937-255-3636 (4544)
DSN Phone: 7583633 ()

Ph.D., Applied Physics, Old Dominion University, 1987

M.S., Physics, The Ohio State University, 1984

B.S., Physics, The Ohio State University, 1982


Dr. Ries’ research interests include nonlinear optical materials, electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy, and laser processing of materials.


“Microwave response near zero magnetic field in transition-metal-doped silicate glasses” R.R. Rakhimov, H.R. Ries, D.E. Jones, L.B. Glebov, and L.N. Glebova. Appl. Phys. Lett. 76 (6) pp. 751-753 (2000)

"Spin dynamics of the triplet Cr4+ in the vicinity of energy level anti-crossing". R. R. Rakhimov, H. R. Horton, D. E. Jones, G. B. Loutts, and H. R. Ries. Chem. Phys. Lett. (319) 5-6 (2000) pp. 639-644

“Spin and valence states of manganese ions in manganese-doped yttrium orthoaluminate” Rakhim R. Rakhimov, Amy L. Wilkerson, George B. Loutts, Mikhail A. Noginov, Natalia Noginova, Walter Lindsay, and Heidi R. Ries, Solid State Communications Vol. 108 (8) pp. 549-554 (1998)

“Manganese-doped yttrium orthoaluminate: A potential material for holographic recording and data storage” G.B. Loutts, M. Warren, L. Taylor, R.R. Rakhimov, H.R. Ries, G. Miller, III; M.A. Noginov, M. Curley, N. Noginova, N. Kukhtarev, H.J. Caulfield, P. Venkateswarlu. Phys. Rev. B 57 (7) 3706-3709 (1998)

“Off-axis extra lines in powder pattern electron paramagnetic resonance of Cr3+ in YAlO3” R.R. Rakhimov, A.L. Wilkerson, G.B. Loutts, and H. R. Ries, J. Appl. Phys. 82 (4) 1970-1972 (1997)

“Crystal growth, spectroscopic characterization, and laser performance of a new efficient laser material Nd:Ba5(PO4)3F” G.B. Loutts, C. Bonner, C. Meegoda, H. Ries, M.A. Noginov, N. Noginova, M. Curley, P. Venkateswarlu, A. Rapaport, and M. Bass, Applied Physics Letters 71(3) 303 (1997) (selected for inclusion in the SPIE’s Milestone Series of Selected Reprints on the subject Laser Crystal Growth, Robert Uhrin, editor)

“Neodymium Doped Barium Fluorapatite: A New Efficient Laser Material” G.B. Loutts, C. Bonner, C. Meegoda, H. Ries, M.A. Noginov, N. Noginova, M. Curley, P. Venkateswarlu, A. Rapaport, M. Bass. OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, Vol. 10, C.R. Pollock and W.R. Bosenberg, eds., Optical Society of America, Washington, DC 1997, pp. 440-443

“Transpiring Cooling of a Scram-Jet Engine Combustion Chamber” Sang H. Choi, Stephen J. Scotti, Kyo D. Song and Heidi Ries 32nd Thermophysics Conference June 23-25, 1997 Atlanta, Georgia American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics AIAA-97-2576

"Dielectric Analysis for Polymer Processing" Kristen T. Kern, Heidi R. Ries, and Edward R. Long, Jr. J. Mater. Educ., 16(4), 293 (1994). Also presented at the National Educators' Workshop NEW: Update '94 Nov. 6-9, 1994 held at NIST in Gaithersburg, MD; and 1995 ASEE Conference Proceedings, Session 1564

"Dielectric Determination of the Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)" Heidi R. Ries J. Mater. Educ., 12(4), 325 (1990)

"Mechanism of Electrical Conductivity in an Irradiated Polyimide" H.R. Ries, W.L. Harries, S.A.T. Long, and E.R. Long, Jr., J. Phys. Chem. of Solids 50, 735 (1989)

"Studies of Radiation Effects in Three High Polymers" H.R. Ries Ph.D. Dissertation, available from University Microfilms International (now ProQuest), Ann Arbor, MI (1987)

"Electron-Radiation Effects on the AC and DC Electrical Properties and Unpaired Electron Densities of Three Aerospace Polymers" S.A.T. Long, E.R. Long, Jr., H.R. Ries, and W.L. Harries IEEE Trans. Nuclear Sci. NS-33, 1390 (1986)


Air Force winner of the 2011 Department of Defense Women's History Month Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Role Model Award, Civilian category

Air Force winner of the 2011 National Latina Distinguished Service Award
Ten Top Women Award (Dayton Daily News, 2009)
Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Award (2008)
Air Force Exemplary Civilian Service Award (2013)
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