I’m a Synthetic Chemist…

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.

John A. MacKay earned a B.A. in Chemistry from St. Lawrence University (SLU) and a Ph.D. from the University of Vermont (UVM) in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry.  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.

With the expertise and desire to spread the science throughout the industry, John has taken on roles as a contributing journalist and science editor for Terpenes and Testing Magazine and was the editor of the first issues of Extraction Magazine and now is contributing journalist and scientific advisor.    He has also been appointed the Educator Assistant Professor on the Volunteer Pathway, Department of Pharmacology at the Robert Larner, MD College of Medicines.

Constantly studying the state of the art of extraction processes and products means you receive the most recent scientific and business material.

It brings the complex principles of chemistry, physics, and mathematics to life with storytelling and analogies about things we do in our daily activities means you can understand extraction at the level you need to understand it.

Balancing the interplay science and business of extraction and analytical testing processes means that you have the knowledge and understanding to make wise decisions.

Committed to communicating through the major learning styles means that you learn through your preferred style but also through multisensory experiments and discussions to have it embedded in your memory.