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“I think anyone who wants to be a scientist can be a scientist.”


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Rich Robinson is a nanoscientist. He studies particles that are 1/1,000 th the width of a human hair with the hope of solving the world’s energy crisis.


Rich is a photographer, and he feels that the key to success in science and photography is finding new perspectives.

Becoming the Professor

Rich Robinson wins a bridge-building contest and ultimately builds bridges for future scientists.

Secret: Photographer

Rich Robinson tries to capture his subjects' souls in his photography.

30 Second Science with Rich Robinson

We give Rich Robinson 30 seconds to describe his science and he learns how short 30 seconds is.

10 Questions for Rich Robinson

We ask Rich Robinson 10 questions and learn why he likes Einstein so much.

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About Rich Robinson

Rich is Assistant Professor in Cornell University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Original funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" was provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.