John I Hochstein, Ph.D.


Title: Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Company: University of Memphis
Location: Memphis, Tennessee, United States

John I Hochstein, Ph.D., Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Memphis, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Engineering.

Dr. Hochstein became the co-author of “Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics” in 2016, published by Wiley and written with Philip Gerhart and Andrew Gerhart. It documents much of his work in nautical and aerospace mechanical engineering, which he shares as a professor with the University of Memphis. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, where he held several offices, including chair of the Space Processing Technological Committee from 1997 to 1998. Dr. Hochstein has received the support of grants from NASA since 1984, and was named 2007 Best Company Director of the Founders Center for Biofuel Energy Sustainable Technologies of the University of Memphis, as well as 1991 Professor of the Year of the School of Engineering at Washington University.

A recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Dr. Hochstein has appeared in the pages of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and the 23rd edition of Who’s Who in the World. He was born in Brooklyn to Harry S. and Ruth K. Hochstein, and attended the Stevens Institute of Technology to earn a BE in 1973. After working with the electric boat division of General Dynamics, Dr. Hochstein earned a MSME from Pennsylvania State University, and joined the University of Akron as a special lecturer. He completed a PhD in mechanical engineering in 1984, and went on to teach with Washington University until 1991, when he was welcomed by the University of Memphis. He has chaired its department of engineering since 1996.

Dr. Hochstein has organized the 9th and 10th Space Processing Symposia, and is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers as well as the American Society for Engineering Education. He has also given time to the Germantown Youth Athletic Association, and coached Little League with the Creve Couer Athletic Association of Missouri. He married Deborah Hochstein in 1976, and is now the proud father of David, Ann, Marie, and Daniel. In his free time, Dr. Hochstein enjoys woodworking and camping.

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