Dr. J. Todd Hastings is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Kentucky. His research focuses on nano-scale electronic and photonic devices and their associated fabrication technologies. Prior to his current appointment Dr. Hastings received the B.S. degree in physics from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. He received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from PurdueUniversity where he investigated high-speed, high-efficiency infrared light-emitting diodes for short-range optical communications. Most recently, he received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While a member of MIT's NanoStructures Laboratory he developed nanometer-precision electron-beam lithography techniques and silicon-on-insulator photonic devices.