Robert Haring-Kaye, Ph.D.

Professor of Physics

Office Location

Winter Hall 325, Physics & Engineering Department

Office Available

M 3:30–4:30, W 12:45–1:45, TH 11:00–12:00, F 11:30 - 12:30

Walk-ins and appointments welcome


Structure of Atomic Nuclei


Dr. Haring-Kaye earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at Florida State University before completing a doctorate there in nuclear physics.  His primary research interests focus on the structure of atomic nuclei at the limits of spin and binding deduced from gamma-ray spectroscopy, and he thoroughly enjoys involving undergraduates in that research.  He has been a principal or co-principal investigator on four National Science Foundation grants, the last two focused on cultivating research experiences for undergraduates.  He joined the Westmont faculty in August 2020 and specializes in teaching physics laboratory courses at all levels.


    Onset of band structure in 70Ga, R.A. Haring-Kaye, F. Palombi, J. Döring, S.L. Tabor, B. Abromeit, R. Lubna, P.-L. Tai, Vandana Tripathi, A. Volya, J.M. VonMoss, D.C. Venegas-Vargas, C.L. Tan, M.J. Heeschen, K.Q. Le, and B.L. Harbin, Phys. Rev. C 105, 054307 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.105.054307.