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Robert B. Northrop graduated with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1956. At the University of Connecticut (UCONN), he received a master’s degree in systems engineering in 1958. As the result of a long-standing interest in physiology, he entered a PhD program at UCONN in physiology, doing research on the neuromuscular physiology of molluskan catch muscles. He received his PhD in 1964. His current research interest lies in complex systems. Dr. Northrop was on the electrical and computer engineering faculty at UCONN until his retirement in June 1997. Throughout this time, he was director of the BME graduate program. As emeritus professor, he still teaches courses in BME, writes texts, sails, and travels. He lives in Chaplin, CT, with his wife, and a smooth fox terrier.