Bob Crockett
Robert Crockett – Professor, Interim Department Chair

Office: 41A-126
Phone Number: 805-756-7567


Dr. Crockett is a specialist in development and commercialization of disruptive technologies. Over the past three decades he has worked in the Aerospace, Biotechnology, Medical Device, and Consumer Products industries in leadership roles on both the strategic and tactical sides of engineering and IP development. Dr. Crockett received his Ph.D. from University of Arizona in Materials Science and Engineering. He holds an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley. He has recently served as Associate Dean for Innovation Infrastructure in the College of Engineering, and is currently a Professor in Biomedical Engineering. In addition to his academic work in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Dr. Crockett is currently involved in four technology-based startup companies.

Research Interests

  • Biomedical Device Entrepreneurship
  • Systems Thinking, Systems Engineering
  • Management of Disruptive Technology
  • Innovation and Concept Engineering