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Andrea Richard

Andrea Richard, portrait
Assistant Professor
Edwards Accelerator Laboratory, Room 204, Athens Campus


  • Ph.D., Physics, Ohio University, Athens, OH, 2018
  • M.Sc., Physics, Ohio University, Athens, OH, 2014
  • B.Sc., Physics, Mathematics, Muskingum University, New Concord, OH, 2011

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Ohio University, 2024 – present
  • Adjunct Researcher, Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University, 2021 - present
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2021 – 2023
  • Postdoctoral Researcher and Nuclear Science and Security Consortium Fellow, National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University, 2018 – 2021


Andrea is a low-energy nuclear physics experimentalist. Her current research interests include:

  • Statistical nuclear physics
  • Experimental nuclear astrophysics
  • Synthesis of heavy elements in the universe
  • Neutron-capture cross section measurements for radioactive nuclei
  • Applied nuclear physics
  • Nuclear Structure

Select Publications

  • D. Mücher, A. Spyrou, M. Wiedeking, M. Guttormsen, A. Larsen, F. Zeiser, C. Harris, A. L. Richard, et al. “Extracting Model-Independent Nuclear Level Densities Away from Stability” Phys. Rev. C. Letter 107 (2023).
  • A. Voinov, N. Alanazi, S. Akhtar, S. Dhakal, R. Giri, S. Grimes, T. Massey, Z. Meisel, A. L. Richard, et al. “Spin Cutoff Factor and Level Density for Ni59 from an Analysis of Compound Nuclear Reactions” Phys. Rev. C 108 (2023).
  • E. Kasanda, V. Bildstein, D. Hymers, J. Easter, A. L. Richard, et al., “Range Verification in Heavy-Ion Therapy using a Hadron Tumor Marker”, Phys. Med. & Bio. 25 (2023).
  • H. Schatz, et al., “Horizons: Nuclear Astrophysics in the 2020s and Beyond.”, J. Phys. G 49 (2022).
  • A. L. Richard, H. L. Crawford, P. Fallon, A. Macchiavelli, et al. “Strongly Coupled Rotational Band in 33Mg” Phys. Rev. C, 96, (2017) (Rapid Communications).


  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Directorate Award, Physical and Life Sciences, Lawrence
    Livermore National Laboratory (2023)
  • American Physical Society Five Sigma Physicist Award (2021)
  • Nuclear Science and Security Consortium Postdoctoral Fellow (2018 – 2021)
  • DOE Office of Science for Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Fellow (2016)


  • Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (INPP)
  • American Physical Society
    • Elected member of the Forum on Diversity and Inclusion
  • GeMSS (Gender Minorities in Science Social)
  • Facility for Rare Isotope Beams User Executive Committee
    • Elected as General Member