Richard McDonough, Ph.D.
Material Research Scientist
As Material Research Scientist, Dr. Richard “Ricky” McDonough is responsible for developing new thermal materials and products, and providing solutions for customer challenges and applications. He also develops new testing methods to evaluate power and thermal products, and gathers data on new and existing products for marketing presentations.
Ricky joined Indium Corporation in August 2018 as a Product Specialist. Most recently, he supported our Semiconductor product line as a Senior Product Specialist. Dedicated to results and constantly striving to think outside of the known, Ricky has aided in the development of new products and the improvement of existing processes during his time with the company. Most notably, he assisted with the development of PicoShot® and Indium12.8HF solder pastes for dispensing and jetting applications; helped to progress the development of sintering materials; and served as a dispensing expert for Indium Corporation. Prior to joining our team, Ricky worked as an Analytical Chemist for Bristol Myers Squibb and as a Nuclear Engineering Officer in the U.S. Navy.
Ricky earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from West Virginia University; his master’s degree in physical chemistry from Syracuse University; and his Ph.D. in physical chemistry/biochemistry from Syracuse University.