Harry D. Downing
Professor of Physics
Department of Physics and Astronomy
B.S. in Physics was obtained from the Arkansas State
University in 1968. I
immediately began graduate work at the Florida State
University and received
my M.S. in Physics in 1970 and my Ph.D. in Physics in 1973. Both involved
research in infrared spectroscopy of gaseous CO2.
1973-75 I worked as a post-doctoral student at the Kansas State
University where I
conducted infrared spectroscopy studies on various liquids.
1975 I joined the faculty in the Department of Physics at Stephen F. Austin State
University. Since 1988 I
have served as chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
latest research efforts involves the near-normal
incidence infrared reflectance studies of aqueous solutions of acids, salts,
bases, etc. I perform a Kramers-Kronig analysis of
the reflectances to generate the absorption and
refraction indices which are useful in the calculation of the scattering of
infrared radiation from planetary aerosols.
PHY 101 – General Physics I
PHY 108 - Introduction to
PHY 241 - Technical Physics I
PHY 242 - Technical Physics II
PHY 250 - Engineering Statics
PHY 321 - Engineering
PHY 347 - Mathematical Applications in
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