Issue Date: May 20, 2013
Robert R. Gagne
Robert R. Gagne, 64, a chemical industry entrepreneur, died on Feb. 18 in New Orleans after a brief illness.
Born in Fitchburg, Mass., Gagne earned a B.S. in chemistry from Worcester Polytechnic Institute before receiving a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Stanford University in 1974. Working in the research group of James P. Collman at Stanford, Gagne helped to develop picket-fence porphyrins.
Gagne then served as an assistant professor at California Institute of Technology for . . .
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