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Archival as Author

Max G. Lagally

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Dates

May 23, 1942 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Lagally, Max G.

Additional Forms of Names

Lagally, Max Gunter

Biography

Abstract

Max G. Lagally is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of nPoint, Inc. (1997-present) and Erwin W. Mueller Professor of Materials Science and Physics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (1993-present). Other institutional affiliations include Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society. His research interests include Nanoscale properties of surfaces and thin films.

Important Dates

May 23, 1942Birth, Darmstadt (Germany).

1963Obtained BS, Pennsylvania State University, University Park (Pa.).

1965Obtained MS, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison (Wis.).

1968Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison (Wis.).

1968 – 1969Visiting Fellow in Physics, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society.

1970 – presentInstructor and Research Associate in Physics (1970-1971); Assistant Professor to Associate Professor (1971-1977); Professor of Mathematical Science and Engineering (1977-1993); Director, Thin-Film Deposition and Applications Center (1985-1993); John Bascom Professor of Surface Science and Technology (1986-present); and Erwin W. Mueller Professor of Materials Science and Physics (1993-present), University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison (Wis.).

1995Awarded Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics, American Physical Society.

1997 – presentFounder and Chief Executive Officer, nPoint, Inc, Middleton (Wis.).

1999Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

2000Member, National Academy of Engineering.

2003Co-founder, SonoPlot LLC.

Occupation

Surface physicist.

Places

Birth

Darmstadt (Germany)

Undergraduate Education

University Park (Pa.)

Graduate Education

Madison (Wis.)

Employment

Madison (Wis.)

Middleton (Wis.)

Subjects

Materials science.

Nanotechnology.

Surface (Physics).

Thin films.

Relationships

People

Family

Lagally, Douglas

Son.

Lagally, Eric

Son.

Lagally, Karsten

Daughter.

Lagally, Shelley

Wife. Married 1969.

Colleagues

Aronson, Samuel, 1942-

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Barschall, H. H. (Henry Herman), 1915-1997

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Coppersmith, Susan Nan

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Haeberli, W. (Willy)

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Herb, R. G. (Raymond George), 1908-1996

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Hershkowitz, N. (Noah), 1941-

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Himpsel, F. J.

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Kerst, Donald William, 1911-1993

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Kraushaar, William L.

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Webb, M. B. (Maurice Barnett), 1926-

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Institutions

Major Positions

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften

Visiting Fellow in Physics, Fritz Haber Institute.

nPoint, Inc.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer.

SonoPlot LLC

Co-founder.

University of Wisconsin--Madison. Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Director, Thin-Film Deposition and Applications Center; Professor of Mathematical Science and Engineering; and Erwin W. Mueller Professor of Materials Science.

University of Wisconsin--Madison. Department of Physics

Obtained MS (1965) and PhD in Physics (1968). Instructor and Research Associate in Physics; Assistant Professor to Associate Professor in Physics; John Bascom Professor of Surface Science and Technology; and Erwin W. Mueller Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Fellow.

American Physical Society

Received 1995 Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics.

National Academy of Engineering

Member.

Pennsylvania State University. Department of Physics

Obtained BS (1963).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

American Vacuum Society interview collection, 1991-2013.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA