Malgorzata Dobrowolska-Furdyna, Ph.D.

Margaret Dobrowolska

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

215 Jordan Hall
(574) 631-6375

Malgorzata Dobrowolska-Furdyna is the associate dean for undergraduate studies and the Rev. John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C. Professor of Physics.  She directs the undergraduate affairs of the College of Science, serves as chair of the college undergraduate committee, and is liaison to the Registrar's Office and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Margaret joined the Notre Dame physics faculty in 1987. She served as associate chair and director of undergraduate studies in Physics from 2002 to 2006. During her tenure at Notre Dame, she has earned several teaching awards including, the Kaneb Teaching Award (2005), the Shilts/Leonard Teaching Award (2010), and the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2008 and 2013).

Her research focuses on a number of issues involving quantum structures based on magnetic semiconductors. She has published over 250 journal articles in those areas. In 1995, her research was distinguished by the National Science Foundation Creativity Award.  Margaret is Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Prior to joining Notre Dame, Margaret spent two years at Purdue University as a Visiting Exchange Scholar. Margaret earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in physics from Warsaw University, Poland and a Ph.D. in physics from the Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland.