Dr. Haas


Dr. Alan Haas has a multidisciplinary background and trained in distinguished laboratories. He holds degrees and advanced training in physics, biophysics/biochemistry, molecular biology, and psychology. Dr. Haas currently focuses on theoretical and experimental research in psychology, especially the relation between psychology and physics.

His current research studies revolve around the effects of interpersonal synchronicity, mindfulness, and advanced physical mind-body interpretations. His earlier work in his doctoral thesis demonstrated the generation of an electrical current during O2 energy conversion by the mitochondria enzyme cytochrome oxidase, much like a biofuel cell. He is also interested in applying electrochemical bioenergetic principles to psychology.

In his spare time, Alan does classical music composition and piano. Alan was an an All-American trombonist in high school and recently has been studying piano and composition.  He also attempts to apply psychobiophysical principles to music. His other interests include enjoys yoga, mind-body fitness, and hiking.


2018 – present Research in Dept. of Psychology, Harvard University

2012 – 2014 Researcher in Dept. of Psychology, Harvard University

2006 – 2011 A.L.M. Degree in Psychology, Harvard Extension School, Advisor Prof. Ellen Langer

2007 Special Student Status, Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

2002-2004 Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Genetics and Complex Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health

2001 Postdoctoral Research, Dept. of Physics, City College of New York

2000 Ph.D. in Biochemistry & Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania, Advisor Prof P. Leslie Dutton, FRS

1993 B.A. in Physics, University of Pennsylvania

Additional Positions:

2011- present Advisory/Editorial Board, Journal of Neuroquantology


Haas, Alan S. Design and Assembly of Catalytically Active Monolayer Films of Cytochrome c and Cytochrome c Oxidase, UMI, 2000.

Haas, A.S., Pilloud, D.L., Reddy, K.S., Babcock, G.T., Moser, C.M., Blasie, J.K. and Dutton, P.L. Cytochrome c and Cytochrome c Oxidase: Monolayer Assemblies and Catalysis, 2001, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 105, Issue 45, pp. 11351-11362 (illustrated on front cover).

Haas, A.S. The Interconnectedness of Reality. Waltham, MA: Psychobiophysics Research Organization, 2010.

Haas, A.S. On a Physical Scientific Approach to Transpersonal Psychology. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 2011, Vol. 30, Issue 2, p. 69-81.

Haas, A.S. The Interpretation of Telepathy-like Effects: A Novel Electromagnetic and Synchronistic Version of the Psychoanalytic Model. Journal of Neuroquantology (Special Issue on Dreaming, Telepathy and Various States of Consciousness; Stanley Krippner & Cheryl Fracasso Eds.), March, 2011, p. 22-35.

Haas, A.S. The Discovery of Quantum Tunneling in Biological Electron Transfer and the Possibility of a Redox-like Mechanism of the Mind: A Retrospective. Journal of Neuroquantology (in Pioneers Who Have Changed the Face of Science and Those That Have Been Mentored by Them), Sept, 2011, p. 415-18.

Haas, A.S. The nature of the relation between psychology and physics: An argument for a central role of electromagnetism in thought and behavior, Neuroquantology, 2011, Vol. 9, Issue 4, p. 892-909.

Haas, A.S. A brain charge mechanism modeled in synchronistic dyadic interpersonal interaction, Neuroquantology, 2012, Vol. 10, Issue 3.

Haas, A.S. The effects of mindfulness on interpersonal synchronization and attraction, ALM Thesis, Harvard University 2012.

Haas, A.S. & Langer, E. J. Mindful Attraction and Synchronization: Mindfulness and Regulation of Interpersonal Synchronicity, Neuroquantology, 2014.

(For reprints go to Research Forum)