Gary Hastings

Professor of Biophysics

Research Interests

1.     Solar energy conversion in natural and artificial systems.

2.    Time-resolved infrared spectroscopy of biological systems.

3.  Quantum chemical calculations of the properties of pigments in protein complexes.

4.    Infrared microscopy and nanoscopy for the study of biological cells.

5.    Microalgae for bioproducts and bioremediation.

6.    New instrumentation and methods in vibrational spectroscopy.


Department of Physics and Astronomy
25 Park Place, Suite 605
Atlanta GA 30303

Office: 409 Science Annex




Graduate student positions are currently available (as of Nov. 2022).

Research Interests

The Group


Visible and Infrared Spectroscopy Laboratories


Principles of Physics: Phys2211K

Molecular Physics: Phys8420

Optics: Phys3800

Quantum Mechanics: Phys4810

Modern Physics: Phys3401



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