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Inventing microscopes and medical equipment
Biological Physics Prize of American Physical Soc.
Physicist and Inventor
Paul K. Hansma Wikipedia
Paul K. Hansma is an American physicist and inventor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His inventions in the areas of scanning tunneling microscopy and atomic force microscopy were commercialized by Digital Instruments (now Bruker) as the Multimode and Dimension Atomic Force Microscopes. He co-invented the Scanning Ion-Conductance Microscope with Barney Drake. More recently he has co-invented medical instruments that are being commercialized by Active Life Scientific, Inc. as the BioDent and Osteoprobe RUO Reference Point Indentation (RPI), instruments for use in measuring tissue mechanical properties in patients. The first applications are to measuring bone mechanical properties relevant to fracture risk in patients.
1964 Presidential Scholar (presented by President Johnson)
1975-77 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship
1983 Professor of the Year, University of California, Santa Barbara
1988 Distinguished Teaching Award, University of California, Santa Barbara
1989 Fellow, American Physical Society
1990 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
1993 Max Planck Research Award
2000 Biological Physics Prize, American Physical Society
Hansma has over 350 peer-reviewed publications.