Professor 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 (


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Jerry(Zongren) Zhang; Undergraduate research assistant; Email: I’m a junior physics student at UCSB. I build apparatus and analyze data for chronic pain and neuroscience studies. I enjoy working with 3-D printers, python, and inspiring researchers. Outside of the lab and classroom I enjoy playing piano and Minecraft.

Emma Chau: is a 2nd year Microbiology student in the College of Letter and Science. She is interested in the fields of neuroscience and physiology, and hopes to pursue a career in either biomedical research or medicine. In her free time, she enjoys distance running and playing the violin. She is currently trying to teach herself coding in Python

Hi, I’m Javier J. Reveles, the Hansma Lab Manager and Chronic Pain Science Study Subject Coordinator. I bring with me extensive experience in neurotherapy, having worked in Goleta at Medtronic PS Medical (now Medtronic PLC), Restorative Brain Therapies in Irvine. In my previous roles, I earned a patent as a co-inventor and served as a lab technologist, lab lead supervisor, and core R&D support team member for the hydrocephalus Strata valve product line. I’m now thrilled to be part of the neuroscience team in the physics department at UCSB. Every day, I strive to bring this same enthusiasm to my work with Professor Paul Hansma and our team of UC students in the Hansma Physics Research Lab.