Graduate School of Engineering & Management

AFIT Leadership: Dr. Paul J. Wolf
Name: Dr. Paul J. Wolf
Title: Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Commercial Phone: 937-255-3636 (4560)
DSN Phone: 785-3636 (4560)

Ph.D., Physics, Air Force Institute of Technology, 1985

M.S., Engineering Physics, Air Force Institute of Technology, 1979

B.S., Physics, Regis College, 1978

Dr Wolf's research and scholarly interests include atomic and molecular spectroscopy, non-equilibrium collision dynamics, solar atmosphere, ionosphere chemistry and physics, science of complexity, emergent properties of complex systems, foundations of quantum mechanics, and philosopy of science.


P.J. Wolf, R.F. Shea, and S.J. Davis, "Time-Resolved V-T Energy Transfer Measurements in Iodine Monofluoride," Time Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy, G.H. Atkinson, ed., 135 - 138 (Academic Press, NY, 1983).

P.J. Wolf, J.H. Glover, L. Hanko, R.F. Shea, and S.J. Davis, "Collisional Dynamics of the IF B3Π(0+) State. I. Pulsed Excitation of v' = 3 and 4 at High Pressures," J. Chem. Phys. 82, 2321 (1985).

S.J. Davis, L. Hanko, and P.J. Wolf, "Continuous Wave Optical Pumped Iodine Monofluoride B3Π(0+) - X1Σ(0+) Laser," J. Chem. Phys. 82, 4831 (1985).

P.J. Wolf and S.J. Davis, "Collisional Dynamics of the IF B3Π(0+) State. II. Electronic Quenching at Low Pressures," J. Chem. Phys. 83, 91 (1985).
P.J. Wolf and S.J. Davis, "Collisional Dynamics of the IF B3Π(0+) State. III. Vibrational and Rotational Energy Transfer," J. Chem. Phys. 87, 3492 (1987). 
P.J. Wolf, G.P. Perram, and S.J. Davis, " Interhalogen Collisional Dynamics: The B3Π(0+) State of BrCl," Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, S. Rosenwaks, ed., 556 - 561 (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1987).
E.A. Dorko, L. Hanko, and P.J. Wolf, "Level-to-Level Rotationally Inelastic Transition Rates of Iodine Monofluoride During Collisions with Nobel Gases," Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, S. Rosenwaks, Ed, 549 - 555 (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1987).
B.D. McFeeters, E. Walters, and P.J. Wolf, " The A3Π(1) - X1Σ(0+) Emission Spectrum of Iodine Monofluoride: Analyses of the Vibrational and Rotational Structure," J. Mol. Spectrosc. 135, 1 (1989).
P.J. Wolf, "The Plasma Properties of Laser Ablated SiO2," J. Appl. Phys. 72, 1280 (1992).
J.J. Kester, P.J. Wolf, and W.R. White, "Second Harmonic Generation in Planar Waveguides of Doped Silica," Opt. Lett. 17, 1779 (1992).
P.J. Wolf, T.M. Christensen, N.G. Coit, and R.W. Swinford, "Laser Ablation Deposition of Germanium Oxide Thin Films," Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 285, 439 (1993).
P.J. Wolf, T.M. Christensen, N.G. Coit, and R.W. Swinford, " The Thin Film Properties Of Germanium Oxide Synthesized by Pulsed Laser Sputtering in Vacuum and Oxygen Environments," J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 11, 2725 (1993).
P.J. Wolf, B. Patterson, and S. Witanchchi," Spectroscopic Investigations of Laser Ablated Germanium and Silicon Oxide Compounds," Mat. Res. Soc., Symp. Proc. 334, 347 (1994).
P.J. Wolf, "Time-Integrated Optical Emission Studies of Plumes Generated From Laser Ablated Germania Glass," J. Appl. Phys. 76, 1480 (1994).
S. Witanachchi and P.J. Wolf, "Activated Reactive Laser Deposition of GeO2 Films," J. Appl. Phys. 76, 2185 (1994).
T. L. Thiem and P.J. Wolf, “Analysis of National Institute of Standards and Technology Ore and United States Geological Survey Samples by Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy/Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy,” Microchemical Journal 50, 244 (1994).
P.J. Wolf, “Investigations on the Expansion Dynamics of Ge Atoms Produced from Laser-Ablated GeO2,” Applied Physics A, 62, 553 (1996).
D. E. Hunton, P.J. Wolf, and T. Shadid, “Ionization Mechanisms in CRRES Chemical Releases. 1. In-situ measurements and model results,” J. Geophys. Res., 103 (A1), 457 (1998).
P.J. Wolf and D.E. Hunton, “Ionization Mechanisms in CRRES Chemical Releases. 2. Strontium photoionization and Ba+/Sr+ collisional ionization cross section calculations,” J. Geophys. Res., 103 (A1), 447 (1998).
L. M. Berman and P.J. Wolf, “Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy of Liquids: Aqueous Solutions of Nickel and Chlorinated Hydrocarbons,” Appl. Spectrosc., 52, 438 (1998).
R.S. Pope, P.J. Wolf, and G.P. Perram, "Line Broadening in the A-band of O2 by Molecular Perturbers," J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 64, 363 (2000).
R.S. Pope and P.J. Wolf, "Noble Gas Broadening of the Fundamental Band of Nitric Oxide," J. Mol. Spectrosc., Sept 2001.
R.S. Pope, P.J. Wolf, and G.P. Perram, “Rotational A Study of Collision Broadening in the O2 A-Band with the Noble gases using Fourier Transform Spectroscopy,” J. Molec. Spectrosc., 223, 205 (2004).
J. Holtgrave and P.J. Wolf, “Pressure broadening and line shifting of atomic strontium 5s2 1S0 5s5p 3P1 and 5s5p 3P0,1,2 5s6s 3S1 absorption transitions induced by noble-gas collisions,” Phys. Rev A, 72, 012711 (2005).

Air Force Meritorious Service Medal (2000)

Scientific Achievement Award (1998) 

Air Force Meritorious Service Medal (1994) 

F.J. Seiler Research Award (1993) 

Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1990) 

Air Force Achievement Medal (1986) 

Alpha Sigma Nu Member (National Jesuit Honor Society, 1978)

Campion Physics Award (Regis College, 1978)