Career Highlights

Raymond E. Turner discovered that hyaluronic acid (HA) is the molecular pattern of Ezekiel’s Wheel and Moses’ Temple Veil at MIT. The above photo was taken at MIT Nano. See One MIT 2020 (You must enter name without periods, commas, etc.) and One MIT 2018.

In 2006, Turner was immortalized at Fort Nelson Park as a Portsmouth, Virginia notable along with such hometown greats as Missy Elliott (in photo with my wife and me), Ruth Brown, Perry Ellis, the late Bill Deal, the late Ada Barbour and several others (see photo). He was recognized for his creation of Boston community colleges and university research initiatives,  (1) now at MRSEC, MIT

  • Portsmouth, VA Notable
  • Tenured Professor of Chemistry and Mathematics (former) and Executive Dean (Retired), Roxbury Community College (Boston) of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Harvard (5/87-5/88)
  • Research Affiliate, MIT (1/2006-12/2008)
  • Research Associate, Tufts University Medical School (2001-2004)
  • Best Ph.D. Dissertation in Chemistry, NYU Engineering School (1986) formerly “Brooklyn Poly”
  • Letter of Recommendation from the Late Dean Emeritus Dr. Herman Mark, “Father of Polymer Science”
  • Sigma Xi, Research Honor Society (Harvard Chapter)
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (Honorary)
  • Recipient of NIH and NSF awards
  • MLE Program, Harvard Institute of Higher Education (6/08-6/20, 1997)
  • Managing High Performing Based Teams, MIT Sloan (1998)
  • Honorably Discharged US Army Major (DAV, VFW)

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The MATRIX: A Model University-Community College STEM Parnership

The M.A.T.R.I.X. (Multicultural Alliance for Technology, Research, and Information Exchange) is the brainstorm of Dr. Raymond E. Turner. The program which is now in the Materials Research Lab at MIT began when Turner realized that the universities in Boston surrounding Roxbury Community College (RCC) could be recruited to form a scientific learning community through use of technology.  What started as group of  students engaged in laboratory research at Tufts and MIT evolved into the A.T.O.M.S. program. RCC students and faculty from MIT, and Tufts, Harvard, Boston, and other area universities were recruited from 1991-2005 to participate in STEM research. Turner, the principal investigator of ATOMS, received funding from NIH and NSF. After 2005, Turner, who expanded the program to Bunker Hill Community College transfered the MATRIX program to MIT, who funds the program to this day.

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