Christopher Rock

Associate Research Professor

  • Phone: 919.515.6407
  • Office: 4131D Fitts-Woolard Hall

Chris Rock joined CAMAL in November 2016 after a long and highly productive run at ATI. Rock worked in the areas of nickel product development, new melting technologies, powder metallurgy, additive manufacturing and process modeling. Prior to joining ATI, he was employed at PCC Special Metals in West Virginia as a melt engineer and R&D process engineer.


Research Interests

Christopher Rock’s professional interests include new alloy development for various markets using additive manufacturing, process modeling & development and new sensor technologies for process monitoring.



Ph.D.Materials Science and EngineeringThe University of Kentucky1997
MSMSEMaster of Science in Materials Science and EngineeringThe University of Kentucky1993
BSMSEBachelor of Science in Materials Science and EngineeringThe University of Kentucky1991


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1.5 MW CW RF Loads for Gyrotrons
Ives, L., Bui, T., Habermann, T., Collins, G., Marsden, D., Neilson, J., … Rock, C. (2023), 21ST JOINT WORKSHOP ON ELECTRON CYCLOTRON EMISSION AND ELECTRON CYCLOTRON RESONANCE HEATING, EC21, Vol. 277.
Microstructure and Elevated Temperature Flexure Testing of Tungsten Produced by Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing
Zhang, H., Carriere, P. R., Amoako, E. D., Rock, C. D., Thielk, S. U., Fletcher, C. G., & Horn, T. J. (2023, August 30), JOM, Vol. 8.
Microstructure development and properties of micro-alloyed copper, Cu-0.3Zr-0.15Ag, produced by electron beam additive manufacturing
Ovalle, D. G., Rock, C., Winkler, C., Hartshorn, D., Barr, C., Cullom, T., … Horn, T. (2023), Materials Characterization, 197, 112675.
Laser Powder Bed Fusion of ODS 14YWT from Gas Atomization Reaction Synthesis Precursor Powders
Saptarshi, S., DeJong, M., Rock, C., Anderson, I., Napolitano, R., Forrester, J., … Horn, T. (2022, August 2), JOM, Vol. 8.
Laser powder bed fusion additive manufacturing of oxide dispersion strengthened steel using gas atomized reaction synthesis powder
Horn, T., Rock, C., Kaoumi, D., Anderson, I., White, E., Prost, T., … Darsell, J. (2022), MATERIALS & DESIGN, 216.
Characterization of copper & stainless steel interface produced by electron beam powder bed fusion
Rock, C., Tarafder, P., Ives, L., & Horn, T. (2021). Characterization of copper & stainless steel interface produced by electron beam powder bed fusion. MATERIALS & DESIGN, 212.,
Cryogenic mechanical alloying of aluminum matrix composites for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing
Hamilton, J. D., Ramesh, S., Harrysson, O. L. A., Rock, C. D., & Rivero, I. V. (2021), JOURNAL OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS, 55(5), 641–651.
Electron Beam Melting of Niobium Alloys from Blended Powders
Hankwitz, J. P., Ledford, C., Rock, C., O'Dell, S., & Horn, T. J. (2021), MATERIALS, 14(19).
Processing of tungsten through electron beam melting *
Ellis, E. A. I., Sprayberry, M. A., Ledford, C., Hankwitz, J. P., Kirka, M. M., Rock, C. D., … Dehoff, R. R. (2021), JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MATERIALS, 555.
Quasi-Static Tensile Properties of Unalloyed Copper Produced by Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing
Tarafder, P., Rock, C., & Horn, T. (2021), MATERIALS, 14(11).

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