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November 1995

Scientist-entrepreneur Ronald E. Merrill received his B.S. in chemistry from MIT, and Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. He was founder and CEO of Reaction Design Corp., and later Director of R&D at Cyclo Products, a small pharmaceutical company. Currently he operates GreenChem Technologies, a database development and consulting company, and writes. A long-time Objectivist, Dr. Merrill ran student groups in the Sixties. He is author of The Ideas of Ayn Rand (Open Court, 1991) and articles in Reason, Liberty, and Objectivity. He also co-authored two books on small business management, The New Venture Handbook, and Raising Money. Dr. Merrill was a founder and former Chairman of the Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum, an organization that counsels technology businesses, and is a popular speaker at their programs. He lives in Torrance, California, with his wife and two children.


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