WILLIAM H. HARTWIG
William H. Hartwig, professor of electrical engineering,
died on January 31, 1982. He was 60.
Professor Hartwig was born on May 22, 1921, in Niagara
Falls, New York. He received his bachelor's degree from West Virginia
University in 1947. He earned his master's degree from Cornell University
in 1949. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin
in 1949 and was awarded a PhD from the University in 1956.
Dr. Hartwig's research fields included physical electronics
and instrumentation, cryogenics, and superconductivity. He invented
a digital temperature transducer and was the first to observe the photodielectric
effect in semiconductors at low temperature. Professor Hartwig also
directed the Electronic Materials Research Laboratory at the University.
In 1979 the College of Engineering recognized him with a teaching award.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo
Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on November
17, 2000. Additional biographical sources can be found in the
Barker Texas History Center and the UT Office of Public Affairs.