Bob is the founder and Expedition Leader of Cordell Expeditions, a nonprofit research group begun in 1977. The group is responsible for the creation of the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary and for numerous research expeditions to remote oceanic sites. Professionally he is a research physicist, with about 100 publications and four patents. He is the founder of NanoLogic Inc. He is a Fellow of the Explorers Club and former Chairman of its Northern California Chapter. In over 30 years he has been listed in almost every Who's Who in the world. He is the owner and operator of a research vessel, the Cordell Explorer.

Licensed since 1962, he holds Extra Class license KK6EK. His specialty has been very large DXpeditions and developing new technology for DXpeditions and DXers. He was the inventor (for XRØY/Z) of the online log server and DXA, the real-time log website (for K7C). Other callsigns he has used include: XF1/KK6EK, VP8CPK, 4K1/KK6EK, CEØ/KK6EK, and VK6EKK.

Cordell Bank California 1977-1986 (Expedition Leader) Marine research
Pt. Sur California 1987-1989 (Expedition Leader) Marine research
North Farallon Islands California 1989 (Expedition Leader) Marine research
Farallon Islands NA-178 (Islands on the Air "new one")
Guadalupe Island NA-179 (Islands on the Air "new one")
Roqueta Island NA-183 (Islands on the Air "new one")
Northern California Island Group NA-184 (Islands on the Air "new one")
Central California Group NA-187 (Islands on the Air "new one")
Rocas Alijos Baja California1990, 1993 (Expedition Leader) Marine research
Peter I Island (Antarctic) 3YØPI 1994 DXpedition and natural history
Easter Island/Salas y Gómez, XRØY/Z 1995 (Co-organizer and Expedition Leader) DXpedition technology development
Heard Island (Antarctic) VKØIR 1997 (Co-Expedition Leader) DXpedition
San Felix Island (Chile) XRØX 2002 DXpedition and natural history
Kure Atoll (Hawaii) K7C 2005 (Co-organizer and Expedition Leader) DXpedition and technology development (DXA)
Clipperton Island (Pacific) 2013 (Co-organizer and Expedition Leader)

Ecology of an Underwater Island (1991)
3YØPI Peter I Island 1994 DXpedition
Rocas Alijos (1990,1993)
DX-Aku: Messages from the 1995 Easter Island DXpedition
VKØIR Heard Island Expedition (1997)
XRØX San Felix Island (2002)
Edward Cordell and the Discovery of Cordell Bank
(in press)
Great Adventures
(Children's books)
Element: The Amazing Life and Work of Albert Ghiorso (in progress)

CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame
DXpedition of the Year (3YØPI, XRØY/Z,VKØIR)
Life member, Central Arizona DX Association
Schmieder Bank (a rocky bank in the eastern Pacific)
Codium schmiederi (an alga)
Erylus schmiederi (a sponge)
Pharia pyramidata schmiederi (a starfish)
Megalomphalus schmiederi (a gastropod)

Fellow of the Explorers Club and former Chairman of its Northern California Chapter
Explorers Club Golden GateAway Chairman 1996, 1998
Former Chairman Sierra Club Mt. Diablo Chapter
Former East Bay Chairman Prop. 20 (Coastline Initiative) campaign
Currently or formerly listed in most Who's Whos in the world
Owner and operator of the documented research vessel Cordell Explorer

Occidental College (A.B. 1963)
California Institute of Technology (B.S.1963)
Columbia University (M.A. 1965, Ph.D. 1968)

Physicist. About 100 technical publications, 4 patents
Member Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories 1972-1997
Founder, CEO, NanoLogic, Inc. 1997

Robert W. Schmieder, PhD
4295 Walnut Blvd.
Walnut Creek, California 94596 USA

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