Raymond Mackay (left) receives Emeritus Status Award from Clarkson
University President Anthony Collins (right).
Raymond Mackay Honored with Emeritus Status at Commencement
University Professor Raymond Mackay was honored with emeritus status
at Clarkson's 111th commencement ceremony this past May
director of Clarkson's Center for Advanced Materials Processing
(CAMP) from 1991-99, Professor Raymond Mackay played a significant
role in the evolution of CAMP as a major technological research
center by increasing its funding, attracting top-level researchers,
and increasing collaborations between Clarkson faculty and industry
and other research institutions. He joined Clarkson in 1991 as CAMP
director and professor of chemistry. One of his first duties as
CAMP director was to lead a strategic reorganization to produce
focused functional areas better aligned with the needs of corporate
customers. To accomplish this, he established CAMP associate and
affiliate programs and advisory boards. Under his leadership, funding
support increased 15 percent annually from 1993-1997.
the head of the New York State Center for Advanced Technology (CAT)
directors' group for two years, Professor Mackay led a successful
effort, aided by industry, to preserve the CAT program. He was also
responsible for the grant that led to a 10-year renewal of $1 million
in CAMP annual funding from New York State effective 1999.
Mackay earned a distinguished record of scholarship and research
accomplishments in areas that include electrochemistry in association
with colloids and nanosized particles, the effects of surfactants
on chemical mechanical polishing slurries, and the use of microemulsions
for drug delivery. He is the author or co-author of over 140 technical
publications. In 1997, he completed a 13-year tenure as an associate
editor of the Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society.
to assuming the position of CAMP director, Mackay was chief of
the Detection Technology Division, Detection Directorate at the
U.S. Army Chemical Research, Development and Engineering Center
in Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. In this position, he was responsible
for all exploratory development work related to both the point
and standoff detection of chemical and biological materials.
received a doctoral degree from SUNY Stony Brook in 1966. He served
as a research associate at SUNY (1964-66), in the Nuclear Engineering
Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory (1966), and as a
captain in the U.S. Army (1967-69). From 1969-83, Mackay was a
professor of chemistry at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.
past president of the International Association of Colloid and
Interface Scientists, he has received a number of awards and honors,
including the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, the Army's second
highest civilian honor, in 1989. He was also honored with the
Maryland Chemist of the Year award from that section of the American
Chemical Society in 2002.
Mackay is currently a member of the Federal Senior Executive Service
and is serving as director, Research and Technology Directorate,
U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving
Ground, MD. The Research and Technology Directorate is comprised
of over 300 government scientists and engineers and 100 on-site
contractors, and is responsible for the execution of science and
technology programs in chemical and biological defense.
Annual Technical Meeting
Annual Technical Meeting was held May 12 - 14, 2004 at
the Canandaigua Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua, New York.
It included representatives of Industry, University, and
New York State Economic Development Organizations. The
keynote speakers were Bob Callendar, Vice President of
Programs at NYSERDA, and Dr. Marijn Dekkers, President
and CEO of ThermoElectron. This very successful meeting
had record attendance with a record number of poster presentations
on CAMP research. A reception was hosted by Ferro Electronic
Material Systems (a Corporate Sponsor of CAMP). Details
of the meeting will be included in CAMP's Annual Report