Karl Cronberger

Electron Microprobe Technician


105 McCourtney Hall
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556
574-631-9553 phone
(248) 797-7085 mobile

Karl Cronberger is the Electron Microprobe (EMP) Technician in the Materials Characterization Facility (MCF) at ND Energy. He is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the EMP. The EMP is a specialized electron microscope used for chemical analysis with a resolution of up to 1 micron. The EMP is commonly used to characterize a variety of materials in various fields of studies such as the geology of the Earth, Moon, and meteorites; nuclear forensics and fuel systems; industrial applications in metallurgy and battery production; and some biological and environmental applications. Karl is also the Lab Manager for the Analytical Science and Engineering at Notre Dame (ASEND) Core Facility. Karl’s Ph.D. work at the University of Notre Dame revolved around Lunar Petrology and the origin of the Moon.

The electron microprobe is available for external use.  For more information, contact Ian Lightcap at ilightca@nd.edu.