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Dr. Rod Ray

Dr. Ray is chief executive officer and chairman of the board at Bend Research, where he has worked since 1983.

Dr. Ray is chief executive officer and chairman of the board at Bend Research, where he has worked since 1983. During his time at Bend Research, Dr. Ray has held numerous positions specializing in the development and commercialization of a wide range of products. He has been instrumental in directing the management of large-scale programs to advance pharmaceutical compounds through the development process to commercialization, serving as the primary management contact for client companies. In addition to his expertise in advancing pharmaceutical processes and products, Dr. Ray has extensive experience in commercializing diverse products for the electronics, energy, medical, agricultural, and space industries.Dr. Ray earned his B.S. in chemical engineering from Oregon State University in 1979, and went on to earn his M.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado – Boulder in 1981 and 1983 respectively.   He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Colorado and Oregon. Dr. Ray holds 21 U.S. patents and has 41 scientific publications.Dr. Ray is an OSU Foundation Trustee and a member of the College of Engineering advisory board and the Cascades Circle of Excellence.