Hockberger Promoted to Associate Vice President for Research

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Phil Hockberger is credited with helping establish national standards for best practice in the development of core facilities.

He became an assistant vice president for research on March 15, 2016, following years of service as executive director of research facilities.

In this enhanced role, Hockberger will continue to oversee the University’s portfolio of shared and core facilities as well as manage the Office for Research (OR) computing facilities, space and construction initiatives, high-end instrumentation, and regional partnerships.

“Space, facilities, and cutting-edge instrumentation are vital to our continual growth,” says Hockberger. “I look forward to continuing to provide support in this area and am excited by what the future holds at Northwestern.”

Hockberger serves as the liaison between the Office for Research, Provost Office, Facilities Management and Northwestern’s research community. He co-chairs the Research Space Master Planning Committee that is charged with developing a long-range plan for research space across both campuses. He led task forces that resulted in the new Research and Electronics Shops, and expansion of microfabrication facilities (NUFAB). He is also responsible for communication and coordination with the research community on all current and pending construction initiatives on the Evanston and Chicago campuses.