F. Hadley Cocks

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Professor with Tenure in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Professor Cocks' recent research has ranged over a wide variety of areas in materials science, including crystal growth, mechanical properties of kidney stones, lunar science, diffraction optics, materials for radiation detection, and radiation shielding. For many years he was a consultant to Los Alamos National Laboratories. His current interests include magnesium alloy development and the crystal growth of alpha rhombohedral boron. His research has been supported by NSF, NIH, AFOSR, DOE, NREL (formerly the Solar Energy Research Institute), the American Cancer Society, and the North Carolina Space Grand Consortium. Cock's recent book, Energy Demand and Climate Change: Issues and Resolutions, is a popular, scientifically sound yet easily read book providing the science and background necessary to understand today's energy and climate problems, and offers possible answers using both current and future technology.

Appointments and Affiliations
  • Professor with Tenure in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Contact Information:
Education:

  • Sc.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1965
  • M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1964
  • B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1963

Research Interests:

A wide variety of areas in materials science, including crystal growth, mechanical properties of kidney stones, lunar science, diffraction optics, materials for radiation detection, and radiation shielding.

Specialties:

Materials
Lithotripsy
Alternative Energy
Optical Imaging

Courses Taught:
  • ENERGY 310: Introduction to Energy Generation, Delivery, Conversion and Efficiency
  • ENRGYEGR 310: Introduction to Energy Generation, Delivery, Conversion and Efficiency
  • ENRGYEGR 490: Special Topics in Energy Engineering
  • ME 415L: Failure Analysis and Prevention
  • ME 461: Energy Engineering and the Environment
  • ME 490: Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 492: Special Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 555: Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering

Representative Publications: (More Publications)
    • Curtarolo, S. and Kolmogorov, A.N. and Cocks, F.H., High-throughput ab initio analysis of the Bi-In, Bi-Mg, Bi-Sb, In-Mg, In-Sb, and Mg-Sb systems, CALPHAD, Comput. Coupling Phase Diagr. Thermochem. (UK), vol 29 no. 2 (2005), pp. 155 - 61 [003] [abs].
    • Songlin Zhu and Cocks, F.H. and Preminger, G.M. and Pei Zhong, The role of stress waves and cavitation in stone comminution in shock wave lithotripsy, Ultrasound Med. Biol. (USA), vol 28 no. 5 (2002), pp. 661 - 71 [S0301-5629(02)00506-9] [abs].
    • Cocks, F.H. and Watkins, S.A. and Walker, M.J. and Lutz, T.A. and Sussingham, J.C., A high-resolution solar telescope using dark-lens diffractive optics, Sol. Phys. (Netherlands), vol 198 no. 2 (2001), pp. 211 - 22 [A:1005221126857] [abs].
    • Sussingham, J. Christopher and Watkins, Seth A. and Cocks, F. Hadley, Forty years of development of active systems for radiation protection of spacecraft, Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, vol 47 no. 3-4 (1999), pp. 165 - 175 [abs].
    • Watkins, S.A. and Cocks, F.H., X-ray and neutron diffraction of yttrium-barium-copper-oxide: modeling diffraction intensity variations produced by surface leaching, J. Mater. Res. (USA), vol 14 no. 7 (1999), pp. 2773 - 7 [abs].