Robert J. Hocken

Robert J. Hocken
Professor Emeritus

BS-NRC Postdoctoral Fellow, 1973-75. Ph.D. Physics, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1973. M.A. Physics, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1969. B.A. Oregon State University, 1968. B.A. Physics, Oregon State University, 1968.


Engineering metrology, nanotechnology (concentrating on development of the methodology for microscopic machines, sensors, and actuators), electro-optical instrumentation (testing of a high-speed laser tracking system for manufacturing applications, and inspection systems for turbine blades and blisks), atomic force microscopy and optical stethoscopy, and dimensional metrology for Computer Aided Manufacturing (with efforts concentrating on advanced probes, controllers, surface measurement systems, including CMMs).

Honors & Awards: 

Harshini De Silva Graduate Mentor Award, 2006 ASME Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award, 2001 ASPE Lifetime Achievement Award, 2000 First Citizens Bank Scholar’s Medal, 2000 Alcoa Award for Outstanding Faculty at the Graduate Level, 1992 Charter Fellow, Society for Manufacturing Engineers, 1986

Professional Affiliations: 

American Physical Society
Society for Manufacturing Engineers (Senior Member, Fellow)
Full Member, International Institute for Production Engineering Research (CIRP)
American Society for Precision Engineering
American Society for Mechanical Engineers