Sitting Down with a Chromatography Icon: Dr. Robert Sternberg

Author:Chris English
Restek Corporation

Published By: Restek Corporation

Year of Publication: 2015



Restek’s Chris English sat down for an interview with chromatography icon Robert Sternberg, who received his PhD in electrochemical biosensors and worked on the development of a glucose sensor in an artificial pancreas for 10 years before joining an emerging field of astrobiology. This started a 37-year career in analytical chemistry that would play a critical role in the success of the Cassini-Huygens, Curiosity, ExoMars, and most recently the Rosetta mission. His areas of interests are in the characterization for organic molecules in extraterrestrial environments. Dr. Sternberg and the European Space Agency (ESA) have been working with Restek, using our columns and Pro ezGC® software on their missions, for over 15 years. With the Rosetta spacecraft and its Philae lander making the news recently, Chris caught up with Dr. Sternberg to discuss his work.