President, The Caribbean Academy of Sciences
Prof. Raymond C. Jagessar is the president of the Caribbean Academy of Sciences since February 2021. He obtained his BSc (Distinction) in Chemistry/Biology from the University of Guyana (1991). He was Assistant Lecturer at the University of Guyana from 1991-1992. In October, 1992, he embarked on his PhD in the UK and completed in (1995). He held three Post Doctoral Research Fellowships (PDF) at various universities overseas. He was Post Doc at Wichita State University, USA (1995-1997), Post Doctoral Research Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina, (1998-1999) and Post Doc/Part Time Lecturer, at the University of the West Indies, 1999-2000. He was also visiting Post Doc at the University of Minnesota, USA in 2004. He has several international awards, amongst them are Chartered Chemist, CChem and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, FRSC, UK, Research and travelling Grants etc. He also holds membership to several scientific organisations. His research interests are broad, covering the spectrum of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Chemical Biology and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. He has published over eighty (80) research articles, five book chapters and presented at conferences: locally and internationally. He is currently Professor in Chemistry at the University of Guyana (South America).