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Dr. Ronald McKeighen Recognized by Marquis Who's Who for Excellence in Physics and Research

Dr. McKeighen is Senior Scientist for physics, engineering and image processing at Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems

He is credited with 11 patents overall.

    MURPHY, TX, January 30, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. Ronald McKeighen has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. McKeighen is a highly regarded physicist who has been demonstrating an expertise in his field for the last four decades. Today, he serves as research and development Scientist for physics, engineering and image processing at Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, a role that he has held since 2008. Previously, he came to prominence as the principal of research engineering for Lockheed Martin, director of advanced development at Acoustic Imaging, and principal staff engineer at Motorola Space Electronics. Other noteworthy roles held in Dr. McKeighen's career include staff scientist for Advanced Technology Labs (Philips Medical), Seattle, Advanced Diagnostic Research, Tempe, AZ, senior research and development engineer for KB-Aerotech, and senior principal research scientist for Siemens Medical Imaging, Chicago. He was granted a special Presidential fellowship for postdoctoral research on cancer and nuclear medicine at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In recognition of his professional excellence, Dr. McKeighen was granted a Special Fellowship in nuclear engineering by the Atomic Energy Commission. In the field of medical imaging he received numerous key patents for his concept of digital beamforming for ultrasound scanners. This electronic technology is now used in all current medical diagnostic ultrasound scanners. He is credited with 11 patents overall. He also developed state of the art transducer probes for ultrasonic cardiac scanning, and performed research in synthetic aperture radar signal processing at both Lockheed and Raytheon. He contributed his knowledge and expertise to 21 publications. He was selected for inclusion into Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in the West, and Who's Who in the World. Most recently, he was named a Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievement inductee.

Before establishing himself professionally, Dr. McKeighen prepared for his career by investing in his education. He attended the University of Illinois, Urbana, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering and physics in 1964, a Master of Science in nuclear engineering in 1965 and a Ph.D. in physics in 1971. He was Assistant Professor of physics at Western Illinois University. To stay at the top of his field, he is a life member of the IEEE professional society. As he looks to the future, Dr. McKeighen intends to continue excelling in the field of research and development while taking on new opportunities as they arise.

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