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Karl W. Hagglund

Senior Research Scientist | McCrone Associates
20+ years of experience

Karl is a senior research scientist in the electron optics group with more than 20 years of experience using a variety of SEM, EDS, WDS, EBSD, STEM, and optical microscopy techniques. Karl has managed SEM facilities and instructed students in microscopy techniques and sample preparation at Northwestern University and Northern Kentucky University. In these roles, he worked with SEM, FIB and associated analytical techniques, with a wide variety of users from material sciences, chemistry, biology and a variety of other sciences. Karl also has more than 15 years of industrial microscopy experience using electron and optical microscopy techniques with foods, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, plastics and packaging materials, electronics, metallurgy, and aerospace materials.

M.S., Anthropology/Archaeology, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
B.A., Anthropology, University of Wisconsin – Madison
A.S., Electron Microscopy, Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI


Continuing Education

Pharmaceutical Microscopy, McCrone Research Institute, September 2001 (P&G)
Six Sigma Green Belt Certified, July 2007 (UOP-Honeywell)
Elements of Metallurgy, August 2013, ASM International
Aztec EBSD Training, Feb 2017, Oxford Instruments

Gajendra S. Shekhawat, Srinivasan Ramachandran, Hossein Jiryaei Sharahi, Souravi Sarkar, Karl Hujsak, Yuan Li, Karl Hagglund, Seonghwan Kim, Gary Aden, Ami Chand,*, and Vinayak P. Dravid. (2018). Micromachined Chip Scale Thermal Sensor for Thermal Imaging. ACS Nano 12 (2), pp 1760–1767.

Benjamin Tiemens, Steven Bradley, Lily So, Karl Hagglund, and Amanda Stolarski. (2013). Failure Analysis Case Studies from Refinery and Petrochemical Pilot Plants. Paper presented October 2013 at the Materials Science & Technology Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

S.A. Bradley, K.W. Hagglund, L. So, A. Stolarski, and B.L. Tiemens. (2013). Unraveling the Mystery: Using Microscopy in a Metallurgical Failure Investigation. Presented at the 2013 Microscopy and Microanalysis Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Cover image (colorized electron micrograph using FEI Quanta 200 ESEM). Applied and Environmental Microbiology. November 2007, Vol. 73, Number 21.

K.W. Hagglund, N. Taylor, and H.A. Barton. (2006). Biogenic Speleothem Formation in a Hydrothermal Mine Adit. Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Kentucky University. Poster presented at the 12th Annual Kentucky EPSCoR Conference, Louisville, Kentucky.

K.W. Hagglund and J. Kreinbrink. (2006). Characterization of 18th and 19th century metals from Constant’s Station (15CK461) using Scanning Electron Microscopy and x-ray Microanalysis.  Paper presented at the 2006 Symposium on Ohio Valley Urban and Historic Archaeology, Madison, Indiana.

K.W. Hagglund, J.P. McCarthy, and J.A. Ward. (1996). Depositional Analysis and Interpretive Context in Minneapolis Urban Archaeology: Just Whose Stuff Was This Anyway?  In Proceedings of the First Annual Historical Archaeology Conference of the Upper Midwest. Institute for Minnesota Archaeology, Minneapolis.

K.W. Hagglund. (1995). Minnesota May Have an Early Woodland After All. IMA Quarterly Newsletter 10(2), pp.6-7. Institute for Minnesota Archaeology, Minneapolis.

K.W. Hagglund. (1994). Late Woodland, Emergent Mississippian, and Landscape Evolution at the Red Wing Locality. Paper presented at the 39th Annual Midwest Archaeological Conference, Lexington, KY. November 12, 1994. Institute for Minnesota Archaeology, Minneapolis.

K.W. Hagglund. (1994). A Radiocarbon Date for Brainerd Ceramics. Paper presented at the Council for Minnesota Archaeology Spring Symposium, May 6, 1994, Bemidji, Minnesota.

K.W. Hagglund. (1992). Mississippian household archaeology and social integration: The communities of the American bottom. The Sacred Bundle: Papers for the Regional Anthropology Student Conference. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.