Brent Hoffmeister | Associate Professor, Chair
Office: 313 Rhodes Towe | Phone: (901) 843-3913 | Email:


Brent Hoffmeister joined Rhodes in 1996. The courses he teaches vary widely, from introductory physics courses for non-science majors to advanced upper level courses in subjects like electromagnetic theory. His research involves medical applications of physics, and he enjoys involving students in this exciting area of research.


B.S., Wabash College
M.S. and Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis (Phi Beta Kappa)


Selected Publications

Ultrasonic Characterization of Cancellous Bone Using Apparent Integrated Backscatter, B.K. Hoffmeister, C.I. Jones III, G.J. Caldwell, S.C. Kaste, Physics in Medicine and Biology 51, 2715-2727 (2006).
Effect of Electrically Insulating Materials on Magnetically Induced Electrical Currents in a Tissue-like Medium, B.K. Hoffmeister, A.R. Shores, S. Banerjee, R.A. Malkin, Am. J. Phys. 74 (4), 260-266 (2006).

Kramers-Kronig Analysis of Attenuation and Dispersion in Trabecular Bone, K.R. Waters and B.K. Hoffmeister, J. Acoust. Soc. of Am. 118 (6), 3912-3920 (2005).

Ultrasonic Characterization of the Curing Process of PCC Fly Ash-Cement Composite, S.R. Mishra et al., Journal of Materials Characterization 50, 317-323 (2003).

Defibrillation Causes Immediate Cardiac Dilatation in Humans, E. Sylvester, E. Johnson, B.K. Hoffmeister, R.A. Malkin, Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology 14, 1-5 (2003).

Left Ventricular Geometry Immediately Following Defibrillation: Shock-induced Relaxation, A.L. de Jongh, V. Ramanathan, B.K. Hoffmeister, R.A. Malkin, American Journal of Physiology – Heart Circulation Physiology 284, H815-H819 (2003).