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Erwin W. Müller

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Dates

June 13, 1911 – May 17, 1977

Authorized Form of Name

Müller, Erwin W.

Additional Forms of Names

Mueller, Erwin W.

Müller, E. W. (Erwin W.)

Biography

Abstract

Erwin Müller was Evan Pugh Research Professor of Physics Emeritus at Pennsylvania State University (1976-1977). Other institutional affiliations include the Max Planck Institute in Berlin and Altenberg Technical Institute. His research interests included field electron microscopy (FEM), field ion microscopy (FIM), and atom probe mass spectroscopy (APMS/APFIM).

Important Dates

June 13, 1911Birth, Berlin (Germany).

1935Obtained Diplom, Berlin Technical University, Berlin (Germany).

1935 – 1937Research Physicist, Siemens Research Laboratory.

1936Obtained Dr. Ing., Berlin Technical University, Berlin (Germany).

1937 – 1945Research Physicist, Stabilovolt Company, Berlin (Germany).

1945 – 1947Professor of Physical Chemistry, Altenberg Technical Institute.

1947 – 1952Division Chief, Max Planck Institute, Berlin (Germany).

1950Privatdozent, Berlin Technical University.

1950Obtained Dr. Habil., Berlin Technical University, Berlin (Germany).

1951 – 1952Extraordinary Professor, Berlin Free University.

1952 – 1977Professor of Physics (1952-1955); Research Professor, Department of Physics (1955-1968); Evan-Pugh Research Professor of Physics (1968-1976); and Evan Pugh Research Professor of Physics Emeritus (1976-1977), Pennsylvania State University, State College (Pa.).

1972Awarded Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics, American Physical Society.

1975Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1976Awarded National Medal of Science.

May 17, 1977Death, Washington (D.C.).

Occupation

Physical chemist.

Places

Birth

Berlin (Germany)

Undergraduate Education

Berlin (Germany)

Graduate Education

Berlin (Germany)

Employment

Berlin (Germany)

State College (Pa.)

Death

Washington (D.C.)

Subjects

Electron microscopy.

Microscopy.

Physical chemistry.

Relationships

People

Family

Thüssing, Klara

Wife. Married in 1939.

Institutions

Major Positions

Freie Universität Berlin

Extraordinary Professor.

Max-Planck-Institut fur Physik

Division Chief.

Pennsylvania State University. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics; Research Professor; Evan-Pugh Research Professor of Physics; and Evan-Pugh Research Professor of Physics Emeritus.

Siemens Research Laboratories

Research Physicist.

Technische Universität Berlin

Obtained Diplom (1935), Dr. Ing. (1936), and Dr. Habil (1950). Privatdozent.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1972 Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Erwin W. Müller papers, 1952-1971.

Libraries. Special Collections Division

Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802, USA

Subject

The life and works of Edwin Müller, 1977.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

"Erwin W. Müller: 1911-1977", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences