Title: Adjunct Professor
Company: University of Illinois at Chicago
Location: Naperville, Illinois, United States
G. Joseph Ray, PhD, Adjunct Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pharmacology.
Dr. Ray stepped into the educator role after serving five decades in the field of science research. Since 2019, Dr. Ray has displayed his expertise as an adjunct professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Alongside that role, he has also been a consultant with Baxter International Inc. since 2019. Before that, he spent 19 years with Baxter International Inc as a senior research scientist. From 1970 to 1999, he was a senior research associate with Amoco BP.
Before entering the professional field, Dr. Ray earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Loyola University in 1964. From there, he studied at Carnegie Institute of Technology, receiving a Master of Science in organic chemistry in 1967. He then received a Doctor of Philosophy from Carnegie Mellon University in 1968. He then continued his education with post-doctoral coursework in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance at The Ohio State University from 1969 to 1970.
As a testament to his success, Dr. Ray was inducted as a member of the American Chemical Society and Sigma Chi. He currently serves as chair of the Chicago Area Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Discussion Group and chair of the expert committee of U.S. Pharmacopeia. Dr. Ray has also authored 60 publications in his field.
Dr. Ray attributes his success to his ability to adapt to his responsibilities as well as the opportunity to make an impact with all of his employers. Among the many highlights of his career, he is incredibly proud of remaining active in his field at the age of 80. In the coming years, Dr. Ray hopes to cement his legacy as someone who has been involved with Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy since its infancy.
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