Justin M. Hartings, Ph.D.

Justin Hartings is the founder and president of Biaera Technologies, LLC in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Justin spent most of his childhood in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended the University of Notre Dame on an Army ROTC scholarship where he earned a BS degree in physics. Following graduation and commissioning, he completed masters and doctoral degrees in applied physics at Yale University, specializing in optical characterization of aerosols.

Captain Hartings served over four years of active duty in the U.S. Army, completing assignments at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC and at USAMRIID on Ft. Detrick.

After his active duty service, Dr. Hartings founded Biaera Technologies, LLC, a biotechnology company focused on infectious disease research. He works with customers across the United States and around the world as they work to understand, prevent, and treat respiratory acquired infectious diseases. His work has produced seven patents and been published extensively in the scientific literature.

Dr. Hartings was elected in 2008 and 2012 to the Washington County Board of Education. He served as president of the board for two years and vice president for three. During his tenure on the board, Washington County Public Schools opened the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, the first public-private partnership public school construction project in Maryland, implemented the first of its kind county-wide digital learning plan for k-12 students, and developed a Hagerstown downtown partnership between Washington County Schools, the Maryland Theater, and the University System of Maryland – Hagerstown.

Dr. Hartings lives in Washington County with his wife and three children. His children all attend Washington County Public Schools.