Eric Paradis

A photo of Eric Paradis

Associate Professor

Physics and Astronomy Department

240H Strong Hall


[email protected]


  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2007–2013
  • Science, Technology and Public Policy Graduate Certificate, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2008–2010
  • MS, Physics, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2005–2007
  • BS, Honours Physics (History minor), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, 2000–2005

Interests and Expertise

  • Atomic physics
  • Optical physics, particularly the effect of applied magnetic fields on the electronic structure of highly-excited atoms
  • Currently working on setting up an atom-trapping laboratory at Eastern Michigan University


Winter 2020 Courses:
  • PSCI 110, The Science of Everyday Life
  • PHY 475/575, Quantum Mechanics
  • PHY 641, Modern Optics

Publications and Presentations

  • E. Paradis, G. Raithel, D.A. Anderson. Atomic measurements of high-intensity VHF-band radio-frequency fields with a Rydberg vapor-cell detector. Physical Review A 100.1, 013420 (2019).

  • W.H. Beeler*, K.C. Paradis*, J.J. Gemmete, N. Chaudhary, M. Kim, S.R. Smith, E. Paradis, M.M. Matuszak, P. Park, P.G. Archer, N.J. Szerlip, D.E. Spratt (*Cofirst).  Computed Tomography Myelosimulation vs. Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Registration to Delineate the Spinal Cord During Spine Stereotactic Radiosurgery. World Neurosurgery 122, e655-e666 (2019).

  • D.A. Anderson, E.G. Paradis, G. Raithel A vapor-cell atomic sensor for radiofrequency field detection using a polarization-selective field enhancement resonator. Applied Physics Letters, 113(7), 073501 (2018).

  • E. Paradis, Y. Cao, T.S. Lawrence, C. Tsien, K. Vineberg and J. Balter. Assessing the dosimetric accuracy of MR-generated synthetic CT images for focal brain VMAT radiotherapy. Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. In Press, (2015)

  • E. Paradis, T. Pinilla, B. Holder, Y. Abed, G. Boivin and C. Beauchemin. Impact of the H275Y and I223V Mutations in the Neuraminidase of the 2009 Pandemic Influenza Virus In Vitro and Evaluating Experimental Reproducibility. PLoS ONE 10(5), (2015).
  • E. Paradis, S. Zigo and G. Raithel. Highly-polar states of Rydberg atoms in strong magnetic and weak electric fields. Physical Review A 87, 012505 (2013)
  • E. Paradis, S. Zigo, K. Z. Hu and G. Raithel. Characterization of laser cooling in a high magnetic field atom trap. Physical Review A 86, 023416 (2012)
  • L. Halloran, S. Fostner, E. Paradis and J. Behr. Specific mass shift of potassium 5P1/2 state. Optics Communications, 282 (4), p.554–557 (2009).
  • E. Paradis, B. Barrett, A. Kumarakrishnan, R. Zhang and G. Raithel. Observation of superfluorescent emissions from laser-cooled atoms. Physical Review A 77, 043419 (2008).
  • J. Behr, A. Gorelov, D. Melconian, M. Trinczek, W. Alford, D. Ashery, P. Bricault, L. Courneyea, J. D'Auria, J. Deutsch, J. Dilling, M. Dombsky, P. Dubé, F. Glück, S. Gryb, S. Gu, O. Häusser, K. Jackson, B. Lee, A. Mills, E. Paradis, M. Pearson, R. Pitcairn, E. Prime, D. Roberge and T.B. Swanson. Weak interaction symmetries with atom traps. Eur. Phys. J. A 25, s01, 685–689 (2005).
  • M. Lock, E. Wong, E. Paradis, V. Moiseenko, G. Rodrigues, D. D'Souza, T. Kron, V. Venkatesan, D. Downey, R. Ash and G. Bauman. Impact of urethrography on geometric uncertainty in prostate cancer radiotherapy. International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics 57 S331–S332 (2003).