The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


Dr. Rick Pugh

pugh1Dr. Rick Pugh received his bachelor of science degree in chemistry from The Citadel in 1985.  He went on to receive a Ph.D. in chemistry in 1990 from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He worked as a research chemist for the Department of Energy at The National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, CO then for the Tennessee Valley Authority in Muscle Shoals, AL.  His research interests included artificial photosynthesis, carbon dioxide reduction, solar energy production, and environmental site remediation.  Since 1998 Dr. Pugh has worked for Harrell Industries, Inc. where he is currently president and chief executive officer.  Harrell Industries is located in Rock Hill, SC and manufactures custom and fine chemicals.

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