Dr. John MacKay is a world-renowned expert and pioneer in the extraction technology industry. John MacKay, Ph.D. is known for his insightful analogies that bring complex chemistry to everyday activities that we do every day. From making coffee and tea to cleaning our clothes to counting colored candies and rescuing dogs from neighbors with walking sidewalks. Without trivializing the important science or making the easy facts seem impossible to learn, everyone leaves his classes to make scientific and business decisions. Dr. MacKay is an educator in some of the most prestigious universities including California State University focusing on biochemistry, advanced analytical lab, and student research. He has also been appointed the Educator Assistant Professor on the Volunteer Pathway, Department of Pharmacology at the Robert Larner, MD College of Medicines.

John A. MacKay earned a B.A. in Chemistry from St. Lawrence University (SLU) and a Ph.D. from the University of Vermont (UVM) where he focused on Inorganic Chemistry and the synthesis of cancer-fighting compounds. . After positions teaching at Davidson College, Lyndon State College, and University of Vermont (UVM), John joined Waters Corporation in 1983.

Dr. MacKay founded Synergistic Technologies Associates, LLC, which has helped many major brands optimize their extrication processes operations based on Six Sigma principles.

Institute of Extraction Technology

3940-7 Broad Street #404
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401