Susan MacKay: Give me a cutting edge technology and a risky market
…if the idea is innovative enough, risky enough, novel enough, and has the potential to impact an entire market, then Dr. Susan MacKay of Cerahelix is ready to take it on!
Susan is founder and CEO of Cerahelix Corp. of Orono, Maine. The company has developed and commercialized a ceramic membrane technology that provides high purity filtration under harsh conditions.
Sounds like a typical Maine high-tech business to me. Making holes in ceramic with DNA. Not. But this isn’t even Susan’s first ‘big bet’ in high tech materials, and she and her team have the technical background to make this happen.
Susan was previously CEO of Zeomatrix, another materials-based startup. She has more than 20 years’ experience in materials research and characterization, including 6 years in corporate R&D at 3M Corporation. She was a member of the inaugural MCED “Top Gun” class in 2009, and a Mass Challenge finalist in 2011. Susan holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill and was named a “Woman to Watch” by Mass High Tech in 2011.