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Ray W. Chrisman, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Ray W. Chrisman has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in biotechnology

He has secured several grants to support his research, including from Autodyne Technologies LLC and Atochemis in Italy, and has authored numerous scholarly journals.

    MIDLAND, MI, October 30, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Ray W. Chrisman, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Chrisman celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

As a leader in the biotechnology industry, Dr. Chrisman has been instrumental as a founding member and principal at Norse Biotech AS since 2017. At the company, which is based in Norway, he is among a talented team of experts in chemistry, engineering, biology, process design, and business development that focuses on various types of research and development projects that lead to the development and implementation of various innovative, sustainable biomass-sourced products. Dr. Chrisman has also found success as the principal of Chrisman Consulting since 2012. Based in Midland, Michigan, his firm is centered around business development in the biotechnology area and working with the Iowa Corn Promotion board on process development for new products.

Dr. Chrisman possesses more than 45 years of relevant expertise in his field. He notably served as a senior scientist and analytical consultant for MATRIC Europa in Italy and as a scientific director of pharmaceutical operation at Atochemis in Italy between 2010 and 2012, and as the president and chief scientist at Atodyne Technologies LLC in Midland from 2004 to 2010. Dr. Chrisman spent most of his career with Dow Chemical in Midland between 1977 and 2004 in various progressive roles, including as a technology manager, managing a large group of 50-70 technical professionals involved with surface analysis, microscopy, mass spec, NMR, optical spectroscopy, and chromatography. During his tenure, he was also instrumental in the organization being honored with the designation of the Laboratory of the Year after overseeing the construction of its new, 110,000-square-foot laboratory building.

During his prominent career, Dr. Chrisman has also served as an affiliate professor and visiting scholar in the forestry department at the University of Washington and as a visiting scholar in the Center for Process Analysis and Control at the University of Washington. He also chaired the advisory committee for Purdue University's chemistry department. Moreover, Dr. Chrisman has presented at professional meetings and conferences locally and abroad including various countries in Europe, discussing such topics as the circular bioeconomy.

As a seasoned researcher, Dr. Chrisman has secured several grants to support his research, including from Autodyne Technologies LLC and Atochemis in Italy, and has authored numerous scholarly journals. Moreover, Dr. Chrisman has been involved in the award of various U.S. and foreign patents.

Dr. Chrisman received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Manchester College (now Manchester University) in 1969, followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in inorganic chemistry from Purdue University in 1976. He was recognized for his hard work with a Distinguished Science Alumnus Award from Purdue University in 2006. Dr. Chrisman recognizes several notable mentors, particularly his former chemistry professor, for his inspiration.

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