Celebration of life for Professor Robert Lambert

University of Minnesota ECE alumnus and long-time faculty member Professor Emeritus Robert F. Lambert passed away on March 27, 2023 at the age of 99.

Black and white portrait of Professor Robert Lambert in a dark suit

Lambert earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering at the University of Minnesota. After graduating with his Ph.D. he moved to Boston and joined MIT as an Assistant Professor. In 1955, he returned to the University as an Associate Professor and went on to be full Professor by 1958. An expert in acoustics and wave propagation in various media, and a prominent member of the Acoustical Society of America, Lambert was a teacher and researcher for over 45 years. Lambert was widely recognized for his groundbreaking work in acoustics, communication technology, and random vibrations. His work had scientific and public impact and was recognized beyond the confines of academia by entities such as NASA, 3M, Bell Labs, Medtronic, and others. 

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A Celebration of Life for Professor Emeritus Robert Lambert will be held on Thursday, August 3, 2023 from 1-3pm at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Roseville, MN. The address is 1660 County B Rd W, Roseville, MN 55113. 

In lieu of flowers or other memorials, the family has requested contributions to the Robert Lambert Memorial Fellowship in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota to help inspire future generations of engineering students who will build their careers on the legacy of his accomplishments.

Contributions can also be made by contacting Anastacia Quinn Davis via email: aqdavis@umn.edu or phone: 612-625-4509 or mail: University of Minnesota Foundation P.O. Box 860266 Minneapolis, MN 55486