Robert F. Anderson
Robert Anderson earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from IIT and later earned a Master of Management degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. After 37 years with UOP LLC where he served as managing director of several European subsidiaries, vice president of quality and productivity, and vice president of marketing, he joined IIT in 2001 to provide an industrial context to the university’s technology commercialization initiative. At IIT he has worked with students and faculty in entrepreneurship, with companies seeking IIT’s assistance with real-world problems, and with startup companies at IIT’s incubator. He is involved with leadership of several startup companies. After retiring as IIT’s Director of Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property, Professor Anderson still teaches a graduate course in energy and environmental policy and another course in intellectual property and entrepreneurship.