Michael Fogle Jr.
Department of Physics
Howard Earl and Carolyn Taylor Carr Associate Professor

Research Areas: Experimental Atomic and Molecular Physics

Office: Leach Science Center 2118

Address: 380 Duncan Drive
Auburn, AL 36849

Phone: (334) 844-4280

Email: fogle@auburn.edu

Ph.D., Stockholm University
Licentiate Degree, Stockholm University
M.S., East Carolina University
B.S., East Carolina University

Professional Employment
Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Auburn University
2015 - present
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Auburn University
2008 - 2015
Guest Researcher, Physics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2008 - 2012
Post-doctoral Researcher, Physics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2004 - 2008
Graduate Research Assistant, Stockholm University
2000 - 2004
Graduate Research Assistant, East Carolina University
1998 - 2000

Honors and Awards
Howard Earl and Carolyn Taylor Carr Endowed Professor of Physics
2020 - 2025
Eugene J. Clothiaux Endowed Faculty Award
Auburn University Departmental Award for Excellence in Education
Inducted as honorary lifetime member in Alpha Epsilon Delta, Health Pre-professional Honor Society
BEST Robotics - Jim Westmoreland Memorial Judges Award
Featured cover illustration for Astronomy and Astrophysics Journal, "Determination of the Ni XVIII plasma recombination reate coefficent" M.Fogle, N. Badnell, N. Eklow, E. Lindroth, T. Mohamed, R. Schuch, Astronomy and Astrophysics 409, 781 (2003)

Professional Activities
Member, American Physical Society
US Board Representative, Stored Particle Atomic Research Collaboration (SPARC) at GSI-FAIR

Research and Teaching Interests


Experimental Atomic, Molecular and Optical physics pertaining to various electron-driven processes important in both terrestrial and astrophysical plasma environements, e.g., electron-impact ionization, recombination and excitation, ion-atom charge exchange and molecular dissociation dynamics.

Director of the Auburn University Small Satellite Program (AUSSP). Current CubeSats under development for NSF-funded project to measure terrestrial gamma-ray flash beams and Air Force University Nanosatellite Program to demonstrate quantum key distribution.



Undergraduate majors laboraotry courses, introductory physics courses, Modern Physics, Survey of Atomic Physics, special topics cources on the physics of CubeSats.

Last updated: 10/08/2021