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Hansen honored by Acoustical Society of America

August 23, 2011

Emeritus physics professor Uwe. J. Hansen of Indiana State University is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Citation of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA).

The award honors Hansen "for contributions to the Society in musical acoustics, education in acoustics and leadership in outreach.

Highlights of his investigations into the physics of musical instruments include using holography to study vibration patterns in instruments ranging from hand bells and guitars to piano sound boards and Caribbean steel pans.

"It is absolutely wonderful to be recognized for something that brings as much joy as working with students and colleagues in the ASA," Hansen said about the award.

Hansen's previous leadership positions include serving as chair of physics at Indiana State University and multiple visiting professor and scientist posts. He worked as a visiting scholar at Northern Illinois University, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt in Germany, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and St. Mary of the Woods College.

In addition, Hansen has been named Speaker of the Year by the Indiana Academy of Science (IAS), president of the Indiana Academy of Science and is a Fellow of ASA and IAS.