Andreas Hanke

ProfessorAndreas Hanke
Ph.D. Physics, University of Wuppertal, Germany, 1998
Office: LHSB 2.220
Phone: (956) 882-6682
Email: andreas.hanke@utrgv.edu

Teaching

Graduate

Classical Mechanics
Electromagnetism
Mathematical Physics
Quantum Mechanics
Statistical Mechanics
Statistical Mechanics of Biomolecules
Solid State Physics

Undergraduate

University Physics I: Mechanics, Waves, Thermodynamics
University Physics II: Electromagnetism, Optics

Research
I am theoretical physicist by training and have worked in the fields of mesoscopic quantum systems, Casimir effect, soft condensed matter physics, and biological physics. The scope of my research is to develop new theoretical models relevant to nanoscience and molecular cell biology, and to validate these models with experimental data for these systems. My vision is to build a research group that investigates complex biological systems and mesoscopic systems from an ab initio standpoint. My research combines cutting-­edge computational tools with innovative theoretical methods. Strong collaborations with experimental groups working on these systems have been established.
My research has been continuously funded by the NIH and the NSF.