Robert Lee White, Ph.D.

Title: Co-Founder, Electrical Engineer, Educator (Retired)
Company: MagArray
Location: Palo Alto, California, United States

Robert Lee White, Ph.D., Co-Founder, Electrical Engineer and Retired Educator at MagArray, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in electrical engineering and higher education.

Utilizing more than six decades of experience, Dr. White is an esteemed figure in the realms of education, electrical engineering and diagnostics. The co-founder and director of MagArray, a molecular diagnostics company using biomarkers in blood toward various forms of cancer, he previously served Stanford University as the William E. Ayer professor of electrical engineering from 1980 to 1990, when he ultimately attained distinguished emeritus status. Throughout his illustrious career, he has additionally served various prestigious companies, including The Exploratorium, where he served as executive director in the late 1980s, Halo Partners, Rainbow Co-Investment Partners, and the General Telephone and Electronics Research Laboratory, among others. He commenced his career as an associate head of the atomic physics department of Hughes Research Laboratories in 1954.

Dr. White holds a Bachelor of Arts in physics and mathematics, a Master of Arts, and a Doctor of Philosophy, all from Columbia University. Prior to delving into education, he served with the United States Navy from 1945 to 1946. Alongside his primary endeavors, he has also been a visiting professor at various academic institutions overseas, including the University of Tokyo, the University of Oxford, and the National University of Singapore. He has also been a frequent consultant in his field.

Under Dr. White’s leadership, 30 students received their doctorates while at Stanford University. A contributor of 180 articles to professional journals, he has also been the author and co-author of several books, including “Magnetism and Magnetic Materials” in 1965 and “Basic Quantum Mechanics” in 1967. He has received fellowships from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Physical Society, Oxford University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and he further maintains membership with Sigma Xi and Phi Beta Kappa.

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