Robert E. Schenter (BS '58)

Obituary: Robert Schenter

Nuclear News, October 2013

SECTION: PEOPLE; Obituaries; Pg. 95

ROBERT E. SCHENTER, 76, ANS Fellow and member since 1976; internationally known for the development and advancement of radioactive isotopes for medical diagnostics and therapies; received a bachelor's degree in physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1958 and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Colorado in 1963; worked for many years in Richland, Wash., first as a research associate at Battelle Northwest, then as a fellow scientist at Westinghouse Hanford Company, and finally as a staff scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; in 2006, became chief cience officer of Advanced Medical Isotopes Corporation in Kennewick, Wash.; was a cofounder of Citizens for Medical Isotopes and a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes; testified before Congress on medical isotope supply and applications; achievements include eight patents related to medical isotope production; died July 9.