Index of Memorial Resolutions and Biographical Sketches
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.<signed>
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.