Robert Drost, Ph.D.

SpecialityHead of R&D, Consensys Mesh / Ethereal Ventures

Dr. Robert Drost works to materially improve Ethereum and other decentralized protocols as feature-complete and performant base layers by driving and contributing to building common goods, public infrastructure tech, and supporting founders and startups. Previous to Consensys, Robert founded Pluribus Networks, a Software-Defined Network (SDN) startup whose technology is part of Ericsson 5G stack, and was a Sr. Distinguished Engineer and Director of Advanced R&D at Sun Microsystems and Oracle. Dr. Robert Drost is a serial entrepreneur with deep technical background and real-world experience starting and building businesses during tectonic technological shifts. Dr. Drost has received MIT’s Technology Review TR35 award, the Gold medal for Innovation from the Wall Street Journal, Research and Development Magazine’s RD100 award, and holds over 150 U.S. and international patents.

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