Peter M. Hoffmann
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Peter M. Hoffmann

Peter M. Hoffmann (1968-) was born in Germany and grew up in a small village in Saarland. After completing his undergraduate studies in Physics and Mathematics in Germany, he moved to the US for graduate studies in 1992, completing an MS in Physics at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, and a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. He then spent two years at University at Oxford, UK, as a research fellow. In 2001, he joined Wayne State University, Detroit, MI as an Assistant Professor of Physics. In 2008, he co-founded the undergraduate biomedical physics program at Wayne State and served as its director from 2008-2012. He has since been promoted to a full professorship and was appointed Associate Dean for academic programs in 2012. He is an active researcher in soft matter physics, nanoscience and biophysics. One of his passions is promoting science through outreach and writing. "Life's Ratchet" (2012) is his first popular science book.
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