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Robert John Koestler

Robert John Koestler, American conservation research scientist, biologist. Achievements include hundreds of scanning electron micrographs in a variety of publications. Member International Biodeterioration Society, Sigma Xi.

Background

  • Koestler, Robert John was born on November 23, 1950 in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States. Son of James Alfred and Marie Antoinette Koestler.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1972. Master of Arts, Hunter College, City University of New York, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy in Biology, City University of New York, 1985.

    Career

    • Research assistant Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory Columbia University, Palisades, New York, 1972-1973. Technical specialist American Museum Natural History, New York City, 1973-1981. Research scientist The Metropolitan Museum Art, since 1981.

      Chairman session coordinator international biodeterioration conferences, 1989, 90, international electron microscopy conferences, 1986, 87. Coordinator International Council of Museums-CC Biodeterioration working group, 1992-1995. Consultant to American Research Center, Egypt, NOVA, World Monument Fund, International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, Rome.

      Chairman American Technology Committee of the Corpus Vitrearum of Medeii, since 1991, chairman emeritus, since 1994. Adjunct professor Institute Fine Arts, New York University. Session chairman International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property International Colloquium, 1995.

      Program chairman International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Symposium, 1999.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include hundreds of scanning electron micrographs in a variety of publications.

    Works

    • Editor: Biodeterioration of Cultural Property, 1991. Participating editor Journal International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, since 1987. Contributor over 70 articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member International Biodeterioration Society, Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Married Victoria HonorĂ©-Maxine Riba, August 13, 1972. Children: Marina Riba, Daniel Lowell.
    • father: James Alfred
    • mother: Marie Antoinette Koestler
    • spouse: Victoria HonorĂ©-Maxine Riba
    • children: Marina Riba Koestler
    • Daniel Lowell Koestler
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    Born November 23, 1950
    (age 66)
    Nationality
    • 1972
      State University of New York
    • 1977
      Hunter College
    • 1985
      City University of New York
    • 1972 - 1973
      Research assistant, Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory Columbia University
      Palisades, New York, United States
    • 1973 - 1981
      technical specialist, American Museum Natural History
    • 1981
      research scientist, The Metropolitan Museum Art