- Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
- Vice Provost for Research, Harvard University
Richard McCullough—a nationally recognized leader in interdisciplinary science, research, and entrepreneurship—joined the SEAS faculty in 2012 as a professor of materials science and engineering when he was appointed the University’s Vice Provost for Research. Prior to his Harvard appointment, McCullough had spent more than two decades at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University, variously serving as Vice President for Research, Dean of the Mellon College of Science, and head of the chemistry department.
McCullough’s research has principally been focused on developing printable electronic materials and other classes of materials, including regioregular polythiophenes, conductive polymers, nanoelectronic materials, and printable metals.
He has founded two companies—Plextronics Inc. and Liquid X Printed Metals.
Positions & Employment
Prior to being named Vice Provost for Research, at Harvard, Richard McCullough was the Vice President for Research at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, where he also had served as the Dean of the Mellon College of Science, and head of the Department of Chemistry. As Thomas Lord Professor of Chemistry at Carnegie Mellon, McCullough, whose research has principally been focused on developing printable electronic materials, founded two companies: Plextronics Inc, and Liquid X Printed Metals. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Advanced Materials.
2013 Elected Member of the National Academy of Inventors
2007 American Chemical Society Pittsburgh Award
2006 Start-Up Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Carnegie Science Center's Awards of Excellence
2005 Alumni Achievement Award, University of Texas, Dallas
2002 American Chemical Society Akron Award
1992 AT&T Special Foundation Award
1987 Sarah and Adolph Roseman Achievement Award in Research and Teaching