Educational and Professional Experience

Research Assistant Professor, Portland State University

Process Engineer, Intel 2006

Ph. D., Chemistry, 2005, Texas A&M University

B. A., Chemistry, 2001, Hunter College the City University of New York

B.A., Psychology, 1999, Hunter College the City University of New York


Honors and Awards

Ruth L. Kirschstein-NRSA (NIH) Training Grant (2004-2005)

Industry-University Cooperative Chemistry Program (IUCCP) - Award (2004)

A.E. Martell Travel Award, Texas A & M University (2003)

MARC (Minority Access Research Center) Fellowship (2000-2001)

PacifiChem 2000 Conference- Best Poster Award (2000)

Oliver Stewart Reynolds Research Award 2000

Presidential Hunter College Community Service 1998


Current Research Support


Portland State Faculty Enhancement Grant

Murdoch Trust

Past Research Support

Collins Medical Trust

Oregon Health and Science University Medical Research Foundation

Portland State Faculty Enhancement Grant

Office of Naval Research

Member and Affiliate

American Chemical Society

SNNI: Safer Nanomaterials and Nonmanufacturing Initiative

ONIRG: Oregon Nanomedicine Interdisciplinary Research Group

ONAMI: Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute

BOND: Biology of Neurodegeneration group

Sigma XI


Professional Activities

ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Research Symposium, co-organizer, 2017

ACS Undergraduate Research Symposium, co-chair, 2015-present

PSU Women STEM group, advisory committee member, 2015-present

PSU Bridge Funding Committee, 2016-present

NIH BUILD EXITO Career and Research Mentor, 2015-present

Lois Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Research Mentor, 2014-present

Ronald McNair Program Research Mentor, 2014-present

Reviewer: Journal of Nanoparticle Research, Bioconjugate Chemistry, European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Langmuir, Colloids and Surfaces B: Interfaces, RSC Advances


Selected Research Instrumentation and Methods Specialty

Air-sensitive Chemistry

X-ray crystallography

High Pressure and Variable Temperature NMR


Fourier Transform Infra-red Spectroscopy

Atomic Force Microscopy

Fluorescence Spectroscopy

Transmission Electron Microscopy


Current Contact Information

Portland State University
1719 SW 10th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201-3202
SB1 Room 538




Marilyn Rampersad Mackiewicz, Ph.D.