Santa Clara University

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

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Alumnus/Alumna Information
Last                 Name (while at Santa Clara):
Pfeiffer
Last                 Name (if different now):
 
First                 Name:
Robert
Graduation                 Year:
1953
E-mail:
patbob54@hotmail.com
   
Job Information
Job Title and                 Description:
Professor Emeritus
Corporation/Institution:
SCU
Job City and State:
Santa Clara
   
Graduate and Professional Schools,               Degrees, Awards

Ph.D. (Organic Chemistry) Cornell University                 1958.
                Brutacoa Teaching Award 1995.
             

             
Biographical Information

Born on Long Island, NY, came to SCU                 as a Junior transfer from Fordham, a Catholic University.
                Returned to SCU after grad school at Cornell.
                Received Fulbright Lectureship in 1963 to teach in Lesotho, Southern                 Africa for a year, with a new-born child.
                Joined the Peace Corps in 1972 to serve two years in Malaysia                 with wife and three children.
                Spent a sabbatical leave at the University of Tokyo doing research                 on natural products.
                Retired in 1995 to make furniture and digitized movies.

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