Index of Memorial Resolutions and Biographical Sketches
ARTHUR E. LOCKENVITZ
Arthur E. Lockenvitz, professor emeritus of physics, died on June 28, 1989. He was 87.
Professor Lockenvitz was born on January 7, 1902, in Bloomington, Illinois. He earned a bachelor's degree from Illinois Wesleyan in 1925 and a master's degree from Indiana University in 1926. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin as an instructor in 1928 after completing other studies in Germany and working as an engineer in Chicago.
During World War II, he was part of the UT Austin war research laboratory. He also directed the University's military physics research laboratory from 1945 to 1954. Professor Lockenvitz's research interests included working on photon models and the interaction of photons with other photons as well as with electric and magnetic fields. Known as a prolific reseacher, Professor Lockenvitz's latest work involved attempting to measure a process in laser beams.<signed>
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on December 20, 2000. Additional biographical sources can be found in the Barker Texas History Center and the UT Office of Public Affairs.