Interview de Robert Sternberg
Sitting Down with a Chromatography Icon: Dr. Robert Sternberg
Dr. Robert Sternberg 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. He is currently a senior lecturer of chemistry at University of Paris and is head of the GC space instrumentation group at Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques (LISA). 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, we caught up with Dr. Sternberg to discuss his work.