Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Nieuwland Science Hall 414
As associate dean for research and graduate studies, Michael directs the research and strategic planning efforts of the College of Science and serves as the college’s primary liaison to the Notre Dame Research and the Graduate School. He served as Interim Dean of the College of Science from January 1 to August 31, 2021.
Hildreth joined the Department of Physics in 2000 as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor in 2006 and the rank of professor in 2012.
Hildreth has a strong research background and a broad range of experience, not only within his field, but also in service to the Department of Physics, the College, and the University. He recently served a four-year term on the NSF Advisory Committee on Cyber-Infrastructure, and is currently a member of the national High Energy Physics Advisory Panel.
Hildreth earned a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from Princeton University in 1988, and a Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford University in 1995. He was a senior fellow and guest scientist at Fermi National Laboratory and was scientific associate and physicist at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in Geneva, Switzerland.