Dr. Robert D. Loper

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physics

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ORCID ID:               https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0551-1470

ResearcherID:        S-8558-2018

Scopus Author ID:  57194243528


Ph.D., Air Force Institute of Technology, 2013

M.T.S., United Theological Seminary, 2011

M.S., University of Texas at Dallas, 1998

B.S., University of Dayton, 1994


SOCHE (Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education) Faculty Excellence Award, 2015 and 2018

Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society, 2010

Missionary Interpretation Award, United Theological Seminary, 2010

Air Force Commendation Medal, 2009

William and Carolyn Anderson Applied Theology Award, United Theological Seminary, 2009

Joint Service Commendation Medal, 2008

Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analysis Distinguished Analysis Award for Excellence in Intelligence Community Collaboration and Analytic Insight, 2008

Association of Old Crows Scholarship, 1998

Sigma Pi Sigma, Physics Honor Society, 1993


  1. Loper, Robert D. (2019), "Carrington-class Events as a Great Filter for Electronic Civilizations in the Drake Equation," Pub. Astron. Soc. Pacific, 131, 044202; doi:10.1088/1538-3873/ab028e.
  2. Gavrielides, Athanasios, L.A. (Vern) Schlie, Robert D. Loper, Michael R. Hawks, and Glen P. Perram (2018), “Analytic treatment of beam quality and power efficiency in a high-power transverse flow diode pumped alkali laser,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. Vol. 35, Issue 9, pp. 2202-2210; doi:10.1364/JOSAB.35.002202.
  3. Gavrielides, Anthony, Vern Schlie, Robert Loper, Michael Hawks, and Glen Perram (2018), “Analytic treatment of high power diode pumped lasers with unstable resonator in a flowing medium,” Proc. SPIE 10518, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XX, 1051815 (February 16, 2018); doi:10.1117/12.2290510.
  4. Gavrielides, Athanasios, L.A. (Vern) Schlie, Robert D. Loper, Michael R. Hawks, and Glen P. Perram (2017), “Unstable Resonators for High Power Diode Pumped Alkali Lasers,” Proc. SPIE 10090, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XIX, 100901M (February 20, 2017); doi:10.1117/12.2253057.
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