Robert Le Rossignol: Engineer of the Haber Process

Deri Sheppard

“One of the primary goals of this first biography of Robert Le Rossignol, the engineer who invented the Haber process, is to bring to the attention of the scientific community new evidence that will allow for a re-evaluation of the origins of the “Haber” process. To account for a life distinct from Haber, one full of remarkable science, cruel circumstance, personal tragedy, and amazing benevolence, the latter of which was made possible by Haber’s generous financial arrangement with Le Rossignol regarding his royalties from the BASF, the scope of the book is much wider than the discovery of ‘fixation,’ and it goes beyond the discovery of ‘fixation’ to account for life.”