Remembering Emeritus Professor Robert Dunbar

Earlier this month, the Chemistry Department had a great loss in the passing of Emeritus Professor Robert C. Dunbar.

Dunbar began teaching at Case Western Reserve University in 1970 and remained on the faculty throughout the remainder of his professional career. He retired in 2012, becoming an emeritus professor.

Among Dunbar’s chief research interests was combining lasers with ion-trapping mass spectrometers. Throughout his career, Dunbar had more than 250 papers published.

He was recognized for his work with a Sloan Fellowship from 1973 to 1975, a CWRU Sigma Xi Research Award in 1977 and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship from 1978 to 1979.

He was a member of the American Chemical Society, American Society for Mass Spectrometry, American Physical Society and the Inter-American Photochemical Society.

Away from his work, Dunbar’s hobbies included bicycle trips, playing piano, gardening and puzzles. He often traveled around the world to visit family. Read more at The Daily.

We also invite you to read this wonderful write up about our dear friend, Professor Dunbar. Our thoughts remain with his family, friends, and colleagues.