Richard D. McCullough, Ph.D.
Vice President, Research
McCullough is internationally known as the world's expert in the synthesis of regioregular polythiophenes. His research focuses on understanding the structure-property relationships displayed by these materials.
In addition to his position at Carnegie Mellon, McCullough is also the chief scientist and founder of Plextronics, Inc., the world leader in developing active layer technology for printed electronics devices, such as organic light-emitting diode displays, polymer solar cells and plastic circuitry. Since its inception in 2002, the Pittsburgh company has grown to more than 40 employees and received numerous honors, among them being named the 2006 Start-up of the Year by the Organic Semiconductors Industry and inclusion in the Red Herring 100 this past May.
He holds a Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. from The University of Texas at Dallas.