Bob Anderson is a retired vice president of marketing for UOP LLC, the world's largest source of licensed technology for the global oil refining and petrochemicals industries. Prior to that, he was vice president of quality and productivity. During 37 years at UOP, he received 28 US patents, earned a master's degree in Management at Northwestern University, and served as managing director of subsidiaries in Belgium and the Netherlands.
Bob serves as CEO of two startup companies commercializing breakthrough electric motor technology. He is a member of advisory boards of companies ranging from pharmaceutical crystallization to thermal management of lithium ion batteries and solar refueling stations for electric automobiles.
Bob joined his alma mater, Illinois Institute of Technology, after his first retirement and spent 14 years as director of technology transfer and intellectual property. After his second retirement, he is concentrating on teaching graduate chemical engineering courses at IIT in energy, environment, and economics, and entrepreneurship and intellectual property, while continuing to volunteer his services in coaching students in project management, presentation skills, and his favorite: "Welcome to the Real World."
He has presented short courses and lectures around the world on the topics of alternate energy and sustainability. Bob currently serves as a member of the advisory board of the IIT department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.