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John Hackworth

  • John Hackworth
  • Associate Professor
  • Engineering Technology
  • 102 Kaufman Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4421
  • jhackwor@odu.edu
  • John Hackworth is an associate professor and director of the Electrical Engineering Technology program. He holds a B. S. Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology and a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, both from Old Dominion University. Prior to joining the Old Dominion University faculty, John had approximately 20 years of industrial experience in test engineering and plant automation with General Electric Company. He is the co-author of two textbooks which are currently in use by several electrical engineering technology programs at universities within the U.S.
  • Education

    Old Dominion University, 1990
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Degree: M.E.
    Old Dominion University, 1975
    Major: Electrical Engineering Technology
    Degree: B.S.
    Old Dominion University, 1970
    Major: Electronic Engineering Technology
    Degree: Associates in Applied Science
  • Expertise

    Engineering Technology
    Electrical machines, controls, digital systems, PLC's
  • 2004: Most Inspiring Faculty
  • 2003: Excellence in Advising Award, College of Engineering and Technology
  • 2000: University Professor
  • 1999: Most Inspiring Faculty
  • 1992: Outstanding Electrical Engineering Technology Faculty Award, Tau Alpha Pi
  • 1991: Lifetime Membership Award , Virginia Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
  • 1991: Outstanding Electrical Engineering Technology Faculty Award, Tau Alpha Pi
  • 1990: Outstanding Electrical Engineering Technology Faculty Award, Tau Alpha Pi
  • 1973: Outsanding Engineering Student Award, Old Dominion University
  • 1970: Member of Tau Alpha Pi National Honor Society, Tau Alpha Pi
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Collaborative Development of a Microcontroller Training System for Two and Four Year Distance Learning Engineering Students
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation CCLI Program
    Date: April, 2007 - March, 2009
    Investigators:Lin, C.; Hoyt, J.; Hackworth, J. R.
    Collaborative Development of a Microcontroller Training System for Two and Four-Year Distance Learning Engineering Students
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF
    Date: 2007
    Investigators:Hackworth, J. R.; Ritz, J.; Hsiung, S. C.
    Advance the Technology of Closed Cycle Centrifugal Blasting
    Sponsoring Organization: Center for Advanced Ship Repair and Maintenance/CIT Match
    Date: June, 1995 - September, 1996
    Investigators:Hackworth, J. R.; Wells, S.; Lewis, V.
    CASRM
    Date: January, 1995 - September, 1996
    Investigators:Lewis, V.; Hackworth, J. R.; Lin, C.; Wells, S.
    Phase II - Proof of Concept Prototype - Wireless Interactive System.
    Sponsoring Organization: Consultant Associates, Inc./CIT Match
    Date: December, 1995 - August, 1996
    Investigators:Hackworth, J. R.; Jones, R. L.; Bunting, C.
    Design of an Automatic Blasting System for Shipyard
    Sponsoring Organization: CASRM
    Date: May, 1995 - June, 1996
    Investigators:Lin, C.; Wells, S.; Lewis, W.; Hackworth, J. R.
    Friendly Mobile Barrier Testing
    Sponsoring Organization: Consolidated Launcher Technology/CIT Match
    Date: June, 1995 - January, 1996
    Investigators:Hackworth, J. R.; Bawab, S.
    Phase 1 - Feasibility Study - Wireless Response System.
    Sponsoring Organization: Consultant Associates, Inc./CIT Match
    Date: July, 1995 - August, 1995
    Investigators:Hackworth, J. R.
    Headrite7 Prototype Baseball Batting Trainer With Automatic Nulling Circuitry
    Sponsoring Organization: Creative Sports Design/CIT Match
    Date: August, 1993 - January, 1994
    Investigators:Hackworth, J. R.
    Upgrade to Skid Control Equipment
    Sponsoring Organization: Car Guys, Inc./CIT Match
    Date: May 1, 1993 - June 25, 1993
    Investigators:Hackworth, J. R.; Blischak, A.
    Cutting Small Diameter Tubing by Electrical Discharge Machining, Phase III.
    Sponsoring Organization: Noble-Met, Ltd/CIT Match
    Date: January, 1993 - May, 1993
    Investigators:Hackworth, J. R.; Verma, A. K.
    Sponge Sorbent Spin Extractor
    Sponsoring Organization: BREG International, Inc./CIT Match
    Date: January, 1993 - April, 1993
    Investigators:Hackworth, J. R.; Lin, C.; Bell, C.
    1992 Mechanical Engineering Technology MET-405 Design Challenge and 1993 "Hands Across the Water" Mechanical Engineering Technology International Design Challenge.
    Date: August, 1992 - February, 1993
    Investigators:Hackworth, J. R.; Wells, S.
    Toy Telephone Recorder
    Sponsoring Organization: Susan Ann Williams/CIT Match
    Date: October, 1991 - May 1, 1992
    Investigators:Hackworth, J. R.
    1990 Mechanical Engineering Technology MET-405 Design Challenge.
    Date: August, 1991 - October, 1991
    Investigators:Hackworth, J. R.; Welld, S.
    Mechanical Engineering Technology MET-405 Design Challenge.
    Date: August, 1991 - October, 1991
    Investigators:Hackworth, J. R.; Wells, S.