Alfred Van Hoek, PhD

Alfred Van Hoek

Title: Professor
Company: University of Utah
Location: Thornton, New Hampshire, United States

Alfred Van Hoek, PhD, Research Assistant Professor at the University of Utah, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in physics.

Since his father gave him a book on the subject of general relativity, Dr. Van Hoek has been enthralled by physics and mathematics well into his professional career. Matriculating at Free University in Amsterdam, Netherlands, he attained a Bachelor of Science in biology in 1980 and a Master of Science in biology in 1984. Shortly thereafter, in 1989, he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in chemistry from the University of Amsterdam. Notably, Dr. Van Hoek has worked extensively on the discovery of water transport across plasma cell membranes, aquaporins, as well as published an article with Progress in Physics, through which he has laid a stake in radical physics. To match his illustrious work, he was the recipient of Scholastic Honors from the Netherlands Foundation for Biophysics and Dutch Kidney Foundation, as well as a research project grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Today, Dr. Van Hoek excels as a research assistant professor of neurology at the University of Utah, a role he commenced in 2016. He previously served the institution as a research assistant professor of internal medicine and nephrology from 2011 to 2016. Prior, Dr. Van Hoek served the Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital as an instructor of medicine, assistant in biology and research associate in the nephrology division between 1997 and 2011. Earlier, he had been an assistant research biochemist at the University of California, San Francisco’s Cardiovascular Research Institute Verkman Lab from 1994 to 1997, visiting assistant member at the Scripps Research Institute’s Mitra Lab in 1996 and an instructor at the University of San Francisco from 1992 to 1997. To remain abreast of his industry, Dr. Van Hoek maintains affiliation with the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the Salt and Water Club at Harvard Medical School. Looking toward the future, he would like to collaborate with like-minded physicists who are more amenable to his perspective while also promoting his perspectives on the illusory nature of reality and how personal perception affects how people view the world.

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