Profile of Stanford chemical engineering prof. Channing Robertson

Here’s a profile that I put together for the Stanford School of Engineering on Channing Robertson, emeritus professor of Chemical Engineering. He’s a legendary teacher, former Senior Associate Dean, and was the first engineering faculty member hired by Stanford to focus specifically on the chemistry of life forms. Apart from all that, he’s been involved in some of the most significant legal cases of the last 40 years to touch on issues of chemical and medical engineering.

Amazingly, though, that’s far from his whole story. Thanks to the space constraints we were working with, we had to leave plenty of interesting material on the virtual editing room floor. I hope Professor Robertson gets time to write a memoir in his retirement. It would be a great read.

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2 responses to “Profile of Stanford chemical engineering prof. Channing Robertson

  1. It’s nearly impossible to find knowledgeable people on this
    subject, but you seem like you know what you’re talking about!
    Thanks

  2. Good profile, I was a fan of the prof ever since I watched the video in which he described how he started the ChemEng dept at Stanford…
    BUT
    …now that it has become apparent that Theranos was little more than a snake oil operation, what are we to make of Yoda’s involvement?

    “bad we are turning”

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