Prof. Raymond C. Jagessar obtained his BSc (distinction) in Chemistry/Biology from the University of Guyana (1991) and was assistant lecturer in the Department of Chemistry from (1991-1992). He obtained his PhD from the UK in 1995. He held three Post Doctoral Research Fellowships (PDF) at the University of South Carolina (USA), Wichita State University (USA) and the University of the West Indies during the period, 1996-1999. He has several international awards, amongst them are Chartered Chemist, CChem and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, FRSC, UK, Research Grants and recently, one of the awardees of the Guyana Innovation Prize, 2021. His research interests are broad, covering the spectrum of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Chemical Biology and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. He has published over 100 research articles, five book chapters, one book and presented at many conferences, locally and internationally. He is currently Professor in Chemistry (Organic and Inorganic) at the University of Guyana (South America), Fellow and President of the Caribbean Academy of Sciences.