Dr. Don Gregory

Distinguished Professor, Physics & Astronomy Department


Don Gregory is Distinguished Professor of Physics and has been a member of the faculty since the fall of 1992. During that time he has graduated 24 MS students (with thesis) and 23 Ph.D. students in areas related to optics. With his students, he has published more than 130 technical papers in a variety of respected scientific journals. He is also an author of World War II books with three published by traditional publishing houses in the US and Great Britain.

Professor Gregory worked as a Materials Engineer for the Marshall Space Flight Center and as a GM-15 Supervisory Research Physicist for the US Army Missile Command before coming to UAH.


  • Ph.D., Physics, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1984

Classes Taught

Selected Publications

  • “Spectropolarimetric Properties of a Gallium Nanoparticle Layer on a Sapphire Substrate,” Prashant Raman, Kirk Fuller, and Don A. Gregory, Journal of Nanoparticles, vol. 2014, Article ID 408350 (2014) [doi:10.1155/2014/408350]
  • “Simplified Estimation of the Eye's Response to Flashing Light-emitting Diodes,” J. Bio. Opt., Vol. 20, no.6, 2015
  • “Boundary Element Methods with Application to Electron Optics,” submitted, Microscopy, January 2016

Sponsored Research

  • “X-Ray Optics”, NASA/MSFC, $60k, continuing through Spring 2017