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Frank Thomson Robb

Frank Thomson Robb, South African molecular biologist. Achievements include United States patents for bacterial processes for membrane cleaning applications, extremely stable enzymes. Research grantee National Science Foundation, 1990, Office of Naval Research, 1989, Department Energy, 1992.

Background

  • Robb, Frank Thomson was born on November 29, 1944 in Capetown, South Africa. Came to the United States, 1969. Son of Frank Thomson Robb and Constance (Ralfe) Lumgair.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science with honors, University Capetown, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Riverside, 1973.

    Career

    • Lecturer Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, 1973-1976, senior lecturer South Africa, 1976-1980, University Capetown, 1980-1982, associate professor, 1982-1988, University Maryland, Baltimore, 1988-1995, professor, since 1995. Member committee for microbiology, Pretoria 1982-1984.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include United States patents for bacterial processes for membrane cleaning applications, extremely stable enzymes.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals, encyclopedia.

    Membership

    Fellow University Capetown. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Microbiology, National Institutes of Health Alumni Society.

    Connections

    • Married Jean Russell, December 5, 1968 (divorced 1974). Married Susan Mary Irving-Phillips, July 16, 1976. Children: Douglas, Kerry, Nicholas, Rachel.
    • father: Frank Thomson Robb Lumgair
    • mother: Constance (Ralfe) Lumgair
    • spouses: Jean Russell
    • Susan Mary Irving-Phillips
    • children: Douglas Robb
    • Kerry Robb
    • Nicholas Robb
    • Rachel Robb
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    Born November 29, 1944
    (age 72)
    Nationality
    • 1969
      University Capetown
    • 1973
      University California
    • 1973 - 1976
      Lecturer, Rhodes University
      Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
    • 1980 - 1982
      Lecturer, Rhodes University
    • 1988 - 1995
      Lecturer, Rhodes University
      Baltimore, Maryland, United States