Robert J. Linhardt
R. J. Linhardt received his B. S. degree from Marquette University (1975), his Ph.D. degree from the Johns Hopkins University (1979), and was a postdoctoral student with Professor Robert Langer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1979-1982). He served on the Faculty of University of Iowa from 1982-2003. Dr. Linhardt is currently the Ann and John H. Broadbent, Jr.'59 Senior Constellation Professor of Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, holding joint appointments in the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Biology and Chemical and Biological Engineering. He was the Acting Director of the Rensselaer Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies from 2006-2008. He also currently holds an Adjunct Professor appointment at Albany College of Pharmacy. His honors include the University of Iowa F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professorship, Teaching Award and Iowa Regents Award for faculty excellence. He received the American Chemical Society Horace S. Isbell Award in carbohydrate chemistry. Dr. Linhardt has received the highest award available in pharmaceutical sciences, the AACP Volwiler Research Achievement Award as well as the highest award in carbohydrate chemistry, the Claude S. Hudson Award from the American Chemical Society. His research focuses on the structure and activity of heparin and the pharmaceutical application of enzymology in the fields of glycobiology, glycochemistry and glycoengineering. Since his arrival at Rensselaer, Dr. Linhardt has been actively involved in the emerging field of nanobiotechnology focused on developing an artificial Golgi and cellulose-based energy storage devices. Professor Linhardt has published over 450 peer-reviewed manuscripts and holds over 35 patents.
Biography Updated on 2 December 2010