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 proteins.

4.  Polarized infrared microscopy for studies of membrane protein crystals.

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

6.    Microalgae for bioproducts and bioremediation.

7.    Vibrational spectroscopy for assessing bacterial cells and their susceptibility to antibiotics.

8.    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 in either Physics or Chemistry are currently available (as of Aug. 2023).


Postdoctoral positions are currently available (as of Aug. 2023).


2nd North-American Photosynthesis Congress


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