Phil Hockberger, executive director of research facilities, has been named assistant vice president for research, effective March 15.
In this new 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.
“Phil continues to do a fantastic job running our Core Facilities, and has played an ever-larger role in managing research space,” says Jay Walsh, vice president of research.
Hockberger joined OR as director of core facilities in 2009. Since June of 2014 he has been the executive director of research facilities.
“As Northwestern’s research enterprise continues to grow, facilities and cutting-edge instrumentation will remain vital to our progress,” says Hockberger. “I look forward to continuing to provide support in this area during this exciting time in Northwestern’s history.”
In his expanded role, Hockberger will oversee the growing OR footprint. He will lead expansion efforts in the J Wing of the Technical Institute and also be responsible for OR space allocation at the Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology in Medicine.
Hockberger also will act as a liaison between Facilities Management and Northwestern’s research community. As such, he will work to inform investigators about current and pending construction initiatives on the Evanston and Chicago campuses.
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