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  • B.S. in Physics from Seattle Pacific University
  • M.S. in Physics from the University of Washington
  • Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Washington


After completing his doctorate in experimental plasma physics and fusion energy research, Eric Hedin accepted a guest researcher position in fusion energy at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Hedin then transitioned into university teaching of physics and astronomy, including five years at Taylor University and 15 years at Ball State University, both located in Indiana. His current research interests focus primarily on computational nano-electronics. Together with his wife, Hedin also served in international ministry to immigrants and refugees in Sweden.

Publications (Selected)

  • “A higher-dimensional model of the nucleon-nucleon central potential," Hedin, Eric Frontiers of Physics 2014.
  • “Extra-dimensional confinement of quantum particles,” Hedin, Eric, Physics Essays, June, 2012.
  • “Wind power feasibility study for Ball State University,” Hedin, Eric and Pentecost, Luke, Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science, 2016.
  • “How a Fano resonance crosses the mobility edge in quantum waveguides,” Joe, Y. S.; Vargiamidis, Y. S.; Satanin, A.; Hedin, E. R.; Kim, Y. D.; Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics, 2018.
  • “Magnetic flux and strain effects on electron transport in a linear array of mesoscopic rings,” Hedin, E. R. and Joe, Y. S., Eur. Phys. Journal B, 2017. 
  • “A new mathematical model for calculating the electronic coupling of a B-DNA molecule,” Igram, Dale J.; Ribblett, Jason W.; Hedin, Eric R.; and Joe, Yong S.; American Journal. of Physical Chemistry, 2016.
  • “Properties of electron transmission through serially connected hexagonal nanorings,” Orvis, Matthew B.; Hedin, Eric R.; and Joe, Yong S.; Journal of Computational Electronics, 2016.
  • “Coupled nano-rings: strain and magnetic field effects,” Hedin, E. R.; Orvis, M. B.; and Joe, Y. S.; 18th International Workshop on Computational Electronics, 2015.
  • “A theoretical method for calculating the bond integral parameter for atomic orbitals,” Igram,  D.; Ribblett, J.; Hedin, E. R.; and Joe,Y. S.; International Journal of Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, 2015.
  • “Serially-connected Aharonov-Bohm rings with embedded quantum dots,” Hedin, E. R. and Joe, Y. S., 17th International Workshop on Computational Electronics, 2014.


  • Indiana Academy of Science spring meeting, Indianapolis, Ind., “Charge Transport through a Double-Ring Molecule with Multiple Outputs,” E. R. Hedin, R. Klause, and Y. S. Joe, March 24, 2018.
  • Indiana Academy of Science spring meeting, Indianapolis, Ind. “Magnetic Switching in a Double-Ring Molecule with
    Multiple Outputs,” R. Klause, E. R. Hedin, and Y. S. Joe, March 24, 2018.
  • Indiana Academy of Science spring meeting, Indianapolis, Ind., “Charge Transport through Tilted Double-Stranded DNA Molecules,” E. Halliwell, E. R. Hedin, and Y. S. Joe, March 24, 2018.
  • American Physical Society March Meeting, Los Angeles, Calif., “Negative Differential Resistance Behavior on Charge Transport through Strained and Tilted DNA Molecules,” Y. S. Joe, E. R. Hedin, and S. Malakooti, March 5-9, 2018.
  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Conference
    & Expo, San Antonio, Texas, “Data-Based Assessment of Wind Power Feasibility,” E. R. Hedin, Oct. 15-18, 2017.
  • Ohio-Region Section of the American Physical Society meeting, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Mich., “Flux-Dependent Circular Currents in a Meta-Connected Nano-Ring,” E. R. Hedin and Y. S. Joe, May 5-6, 2017.
  • Ohio-Region Section of the American Physical Society fall meeting, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Mich., “Interplay of Electric Fields and Strain Effects on Charge Transport through DNA,” Y. S. Joe, E. R. Hedin, and S. Malakooti, May 5-6, 2017.
  • Ohio-Region Section of the American Physical Society fall meeting, Bowling Green University,
    Ohio, “Evaluation of Wind Power for Ball State University,” E. R. Hedin, Oct. 7-8, 2016.
  • Indiana Academy of Science spring meeting, Indianapolis, Ind., “Wind Power Potential for Central Delaware County, IN,” E. R. Hedin, March 26, 2016.
  • American Physical Society, Baltimore, Md., “Resonant Transmission through Serially Connected Hexagonal Nanorings with Magnetic Flux Effects,” E. R. Hedin and Y. S. Joe, March 14-18, 2016.

        Research Interests

        • Computational Nano-Electronics
        • Higher-Dimensional Physics
        • Fusion Plasma Physics
        • Integrated Optics
        • Wind Power Feasibility Studies


        Ball State University

        • Astronomy
        • Modern Physics
        • Mathematical Physics
        • Quantum Mechanics
        • Master’s/Honors Thesis

        Taylor University

        • Creation: Science and the Bible
        • Engineering Thermodynamics
        • Electricity and Magnetism
        • Optics and Waves
        • Introduction to International Ministries
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