Carol Hirschmugl, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor
Electrical Engineering

Dr. Carol Hirschmugl received her B.S. in Physics from State University of New York at StonyBrook in 1987 and her Applied Physics Ph.D. from Yale University in 1994. She then received an Alexander von Humboldt grant to do research at Fritz Haber Institut, Berlin, from 1994-1996. In 1996 she was awarded the University of Califoria's Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship to work at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Since 1997, Hirschmugl has been at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she is a professor in the Physics Department and the Director of the Laboratory for Dynamics and Structure at Surfaces.

Professor Hirschmugl held visiting scientist positions at ANKA, FZK (Karlsruhe, Germany) in 2004 and at ESRG (Grenoble, France) in 2005. She mentored seven REU students and one RET High school teacher during the past 4 years. Hirschmugl's awards include three from the National Science Foundation and the Research Corporation Research Innovation award. Her research is currently supported by a UWM Research Growth Initiative award and a grant from the Southeastern Wisconsin Energy Technology Research Center.


  • Ph.D. in Applied Physics, Yale University, 1994.
  • B.S. in Physics, State University of New York at StonyBrook, 1987.

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