Peter M. Hoffmann, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics and Associate Dean
I am a professor of physics at Wayne State University and Associate Dean of Research in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
My research interests are the area of Nanomechanics, biophysics and atomic force microscopy.
I write books (or one book, so far...).
I am also the one of the founders of the Wayne State Biomedical Physics program.
I have interests in science education and promoting undergraduate research.
Check out my BLOG. I'm also on Twitter.
- NSF-IUSE grant funded; aimed at transforming STEM education at WSU, September 2015
- Squeeze-out dynamics of nanoconfined water: A detailed nanomechanical study, published in Physical Review E, October 14, 2015
- Squeezing out the last 1 nanometer of water: A detailed nanomechanical study, available on ARXIV, August 2015
- Life's Rachet reviewed in the Reports of the National Center for Science Education, May 2014
- NSF-WIDER grant funded to improve STEM education
- Life's Ratchet "longlisted" for Royal Society Winton Prize, as one of best 12 science books of 2012.
- Capsule Review in "The Scientist" for Life's Ratchet
- New review of Life's Ratchet at SF City book review
- Life's Ratchet on NBC News Blog.
- Life's Ratchet listed as one of the TEN BEST BOOKS on Physics by Physics World, and reviewed by Richard Jones, author of "Soft Machines".
- Life's Ratchet in the "Huffington Post"
- Talk at Microsoft Research, November 19, 2012
- EVENT at University of Washington, November 19, 2012
"Life's Ratchet", Popular science book on the physics of the molecular machines in your body published by Basic Books, October 30, 2012. Order here.
Revised paper published in Applied Physics Letters