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

Adjunct Faculty Research Excellence Award 2018

Presidents Diversity award 2017

Ronald McNair Mentor Award, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

PSU Faculty Enhancement Travel Award, 2014

PSU Sustainability Travel Award, 2015

Lois Stokes Allicance for Minority Participation Mentor Award

Sigma XI Socieity 2014

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

Industry-University Cooperative Chemistry Program (IUCCP) - Best Presenter 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

Dean's Lists 1995, 1996, 1999

National Golden Gate Key Honor Society, member since 1996

Presidential Hunter College Community Service 1998


Current Research Support



National Science Foundation (CBET-219828)

Past Research Support

Portland State Faculty Enhancement Grant

Murdoch Trust

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 Nanomanufacturing 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


Phone: 503-725-2360


Marilyn Rampersad Mackiewicz, Ph.D.

Trinidadian-born American Chemist