January 30, 2017

MIT Sea Grant bids farewell to renowned scientist Ernst Ray Pariser

Ernst Ray Pariser passed away peacefully on January 20th, 2017, he was 98 years old. Ray was the Associate Director for Education and Training at MIT Sea Grant during the 70's and 80's. His contributions to our program were innumerable. In addition to his commitment to education and outreach Ray was an expert on chitosan and MIT Sea Grant published much of his work, including his most popular publication, ‘The Chitosan Sourcebook’. Ray was very still a very active researcher and was involved in a MIT Sea Grant funded a project in 2014 called 'Diatoms: Biology and Applications. A Resource for Innovators'.

After retiring Ray served as a member of MIT Sea Grant's Advisory Council for many years.

His obituary can be found here: In Memory of Ernst Ray Pariser August 16, 1918 - January 20, 2017