Winston E. Kock


Winston E. Kock
Cincinnati, OH
Associated organizations
Bell Labs
Fields of study


Winston E. Kock (IRE Student, 1945; and Fellow, 1952) was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on 5 December 1909. He received the E.E. degree and the M.S. degree from the University of Cincinnati, in 1932 and 1933, respectively, and the Ph.D. in physics from the University of Berlin, Germany, in 1934. He was a Teaching Fellow at the University of Cincinnati in 194 to 1935, attended the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, from 1935 to 1936, and was a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Technology at Bangalore, in 1936.

In 1936, Kock became a Research Engineer and later Director of Electronic Research at the Baldwin Piano Company. In 1942, he joined the Radio Research Department of the Bell Telephone Laboratories, where he conducted research on microwave antennas. Kock was appointed Director of Acoustics Research in 1951, in which capacity he directed the research on the Navy Jezebel-Caesar Audio and Video Systems Research. He joined the Systems Division of the Bendix Corporation, Ann Arbor, Michigan, as Chief Scientist in late 1956, and became Director and General Manager of the Research Laboratories Division, Southfield, Michigan, in January 1958.

In 1938, Kock received the award of Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer from Eta Kappa Nu, and in 1952, he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science by the University of Cincinnati. He was a Fellow of the IRE, the American Physical Society, and the Acoustical Society of America; and a member of Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Sigma Xi. Kock was also a member of the Governing Board of the American Institute of Physics and the Board of Directors of Eta Kappa Nu.