Christopher Suprock, PhD
Mechanical Engineering Manager
I wanted to be an inventor since I could write. I have a list from 1995 of my life priorities and "invent things" is right at the top. I started building mechanical and electrical devices throughout grade school and high school. In college my projects were focusing a lot on industrial CNC process feedback. I wrote a lot of academic publications in machine tool monitoring starting in 2003. In 2007 I founded Suprock Technologies to commercialize image fraud detection software called Rigour, which automatically detects Photoshop edits in digital pictures. Academic and scientific journal publishers use this software to bulk screen author submissions for unwanted edits. During graduate school, I developed wireless sensor systems for machining operations to monitor the torque, temp, and acceleration from end milling tool holders. This project evolved into an industrial collaboration with several machining companies. Today, we design electromechanical hardware and sensors for a variety of industries.
Out of all the engineering designs, materials, and systems that I have worked on, I would say that I am most proud of building my company from the ground up... It allows me to work on new and novel engineering problems constantly and I get to apply creativity on every project. My company is the source of the problem solving engineering work that I am passionate about.