Dr. Brent Hoffmeister, professor and chair of physics at Rhodes College, has been named a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America for contributions to the understanding of ultrasound characterization of bone. He was recognized at 181st Meeting Acoustical Society of America (ASA) recently held in Seattle, WA. ASA is the premier international scientific society in acoustics devoted to the science and technology of sound.
Hoffmeister, whose research involves medical applications of physics, has taught various physics courses with topics ranging from the physics of music to advanced electromagnetic theory.
As director of the Physics Laboratory for Ultrasonic Studies at Rhodes, he works with students on developing ultrasonic techniques that can detect density changes that occur to bone and osteoporosis.
Hoffmeister joined the Rhodes faculty in 1996 and is advisor to Rhodes chapter of the Society of Physics Students.