People

As in all things, research and progress don't happen without the hands, backs, and brains of bright people. We've had a lot move through the lab over the years, here is who is working now:

Paul HansmaProfessor Paul Hansma received his B.A. from New College, Sarasota, FL, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He came to the UCSB Physics Department in 1972 as an Assistant Professor, became an Associate Professor in 1976, and attained full professorship in 1980. He won the distinguished Biological Physics Prize in 2000 from the American Physical Society. More information is available from the UCSB Physics website (www.physics.ucsb.edu).

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Phone: 805.893.2523
Email: prasant@physics.ucsb.edu

Connor Randall Connor Randall is a graduate of UCSB's Mechanical Engineering program. He has worked in the Hansma Lab for a few years, recently becoming Lab Manager. His primary focus involves research and development of the Reference Point Indentation instrument.

» Email: crandall@physics.ucsb.edu
Dan BridgesDan Bridges is a staff member and UCSB Physics graduate working part time in the Hansma Lab. His main focuses are on research and development of the Reference Point Indentation instrument.

Email: bridges@physics.ucsb.edu
Sasha Rosen Sasha Rosen Sasha Rosen is a 4th year physics major at UCSB and has been working in the Hansma Lab since the winter quarter of 2010. His main focus of research involves studying the mechanical properties of cortical bone and establishing calibration standards for a novel bone instrument being developed in the lab. After graduation, Sasha plans to attend medical school.

» Email: sasharosen@umail.ucsb.edu
Heather BarnardHeather Barnard is an honors undergraduate student in the Mechanical Engineering program. She began work in the Hansma Lab in the fall quarter of 2010. She is currently engaged in work on developing a novel Atomic Force Microscope probe.

Email: hlbarnard@att.net