Harvard hires CMU's vice president of research
Richard McCullough, Carnegie Mellon University's vice president for research and a key player in Pittsburgh's technology community, will leave CMU on Oct. 15 to become vice provost for research at Harvard University, Harvard officials said Thursday.
Harvard Provost Alan Garber said McCullough, a “prominent chemist” and “recognized leader in interdisciplinary science, research and entrepreneurship,” was named to the post after a national search.
McCullough, 53, CMU's Thomas Lord Professor in Chemistry, joined the faculty at CMU in 1990 and became Dean of the Mellon College of Science in 2001. He has headed CMU's research arm since 2007.
CMU President Jared Cohon hailed McCullough's accomplishments.
“Rick has helped to speed university innovations from the research lab to the marketplace, increasing the annual number of CMU startups significantly. ... He was essential in launching our Greenlighting Startups initiative, creating a university-wide infrastructure to support campus incubator groups in their startup efforts,” Cohon said.
McCullough founded Plextronics Inc., a company that employs 80 and was named 2006 Startup of the Year by the Organic Semiconductors Industry and one of the top 10 startups by Greentech.
McCullough could not be reached for comment.
Cohon said CMU has yet to identify a successor for McCullough.
Debra Erdley is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-320-7996 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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