• College/Year: GSNB '67; GSNB '68; GSNB '70
  • Links to Oral History Sessions: Hopkins, Robert (June 10, 2009)
  • Conflict(s): Cold War
  • Theater(s): Home Front


Raised in Kentucky and Indiana, Dr. Hopkins graduated from Purdue University before entering the Rutgers Graduate School of New Brunswick. He earned his master's and doctorate in electrical engineering there while working at RCA Laboratories. He holds six engineering patents and, over the course of his career, worked in high-level management at RCA, the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) and the Sony Pictures High Definition Center. He is noted for his contributions to the development of digital video and HDTV standards, and to the use of high-definition technology with film, the last two yielding Emmy Awards for his organizations.