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Deceased Faculty

Robert F. Schneider, 1933 - 2017

Robert F. Schneider

Robert Schneider passed away on April 15, 2017. Bob was a longtime faculty member in the Chemistry department, and staff member of the Office of the Vice President for Research. His student Raymond MacKay earned the first PhD granted at Stony Brook. Bob continued to teach general chemistry lab courses well after his retirement, and Joe Lauher has said that we could have charged Bob money to let him come to work, and he would have gladly paid up. His love for Stony Brook and for our department was unsurpassed. Bob will be greatly missed.

Bob crafted and ignited the challenge to start the Lauterbur Fund. The fund was designed to promote frontier research for health, environment and energy through chemistry. Bob was a continuous advocate and donor of this fund. In lieu of flowers, Bob's family has requested that donations be sent to the Lauterbur Fund, Stony Brook Foundation Fund #366500, click on direct link below: