Title: Professor Emeritus of Physics
Company: Indiana State University
Location: Eagle Mountain, Utah, United States
Uwe J. Hansen, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Physics at Indiana State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in physics and higher education.
Utilizing five decades of practiced industry experience, Dr. Hansen is an esteemed figure in the realms of physics and education. Since 1998, he has been a professor emeritus of physics at Indiana State University, having served as a professor from 1978 to 1998 and chairman of the department of physics from 1994 to 1997. In his position, he has taught courses including Physics in University Studies, Physical Science, Quantum Mechanics, Thermal Physics, Optics and Photography, and Musical Acoustics, among many others. During his tenure at ISU, he served as a visiting scientist at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt in Germany and an adjunct professor of physics at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He continues to act as the executive director of Central State Universities, Inc., since 2002 and the editor of the Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science since 2011. In addition, he still serves Indiana State University as an adjunct professor of mathematics and German language.
To prepare for his illustrious career, Dr. Hansen pursued formal education at Brigham Young University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in physics in 1954, 1961 and 1966, respectively. He subsequently completed a NAS/NRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC, from 1966 to 1968. During the course of his career, he has conducted research in cyclotron resonance in PbTe, high-pressure cyclotron resonance in Bi, Alfvén waves in Bi, and mode studies in musical instruments. Due to his inherent interest in physics, he has authored several publications, including “Modeling Musical Instruments” in the “Handbook of Signal Processing in Acoustics, “Music from Oil Drums: The Acoustics of the Steelpan” in Physics Today, and “Vibrational Mode Shapes in Caribbean Steelpans, Part II: Cello & Bass” in Applied Acoustics.
A prominent fellow of the Indiana Academy of Science, where he served as president in 2005, and the Acoustical Society of America, Dr. Hansen received a Distinguished Service Citation from the Acoustical Society of America in 2011 and has been listed in American Men and Women of Science. Likewise, he was highlighted in Outstanding Educators of America in 1971. In light of his notable accomplishments, he has been invited to presentations at both national and international conferences, and received a Distinguished Service Citation from the Indiana Academy of Science in 2014. He enjoys serving his local church in his spare time.
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