Founded by R&D 100 award-winning scientist Patrick Heaney in 2009, NCD Technologies is engineering and innovating new coatings to move the world forward.


From advancing the tooling industry to producing coating to improve medical devices, NCD Technologies creates thin diamond and diamond and DLC films that will change the world.

An innovative and unprecedented process for applying diamond coatings to extremely small tooling, NCD’s pretreatment adds longevityprecision, and efficiency to the tools and the machining operations they support. With a constant push for miniaturized devices that are highly functional, diamond coatings are poised to usher in a new era of technology for consumers in all walks of life. With a win in 2013 at R&D Magazine’s “R&D 100 Awards”, NCD Technologies has captured the eye of the industry and has its sights set on a BETTER FUTURE.


Dr. Patrick Heaney

CEO and Founder

Dr. Patrick Heaney received his doctoral degree in material science engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2009 and immediately started NCD Technologies based on the novel technology that was developed during his time at UW. Dr. Heaney has 18 years of experience in vacuum system design/maintenance and coating engineering, with the last 10 years specifically dedicated to engineering diamond and diamond-like coatings for various applications. He is familiar with several different vacuum processing techniques commonly used to create coatings such as: HF-CVD, PIID, PECVD, magnetron sputtering, ion-beam evaporation, etc. Dr Heaney is also trained and well qualified in several surface science analysis techniques including: SEM-TEM analysis, RAMAN analysis, XPS, XRD, ellipsometry, WLI, FIB, ZANES/NEXAFS, TOF-SIMS, AFM, Auger, Nano-indentation and general lithography. Dr. Heaney is passionate about diamond coatings and the potential for optimizing diamond and diamond like coatings for novel applications and applications that are beyond the capabilities of other coating companies. Please contact Dr. Heaney to discuss your specific coating needs.

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Laura Henderson

Strategic Business Development Advisor

Laura Henderson is a strategic, driven, passionate, successful 14 year technology executive. Her career reflects continuous advancement through large and small, global IT organizations and technology businesses. With proven strength and tangible results in creating and executing business, marketing and product strategies that drives double digit top and bottom-line growth. Unique ability to build a values-oriented team culture that fosters creativity, yields high productivity and exceeds expectations of customers and competitors alike. Peer and colleagues recognize her as an accurate and intuitive visionary who can truly take high level, big picture strategy and see it through into long-lasting action.



Materials and Technology Development Scientist

Areas of Dr. Joshkin’s expertise are materials science and technology of thin film materials, technological and analytical equipment for electronics and materials science. Dr. Joshkin has worked in these fields for more than 25 years. He has academic and industrial experience in the design, fabrication and investigation of heterostructure materials, CVD and MBE technological systems, and analytical devices. He is experienced in thin film technology of diamond, carbide, nitride, arsenide, oxide, refractory metals and nanocomposite materials. He got his industrial experience working with Compact Particle Acceleration Corporation (spin-off of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Accuray) , Bruker AXS (former Siemens AXS), New Focus, Inc. and National Semiconductor Corporation. He worked with well-known scientific centers: University of Wisconsin-Madison, North Carolina State University and the USSR Academy of Science. Dr.Joshkin  received his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia in 1994, and Master degree in Physics from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia in 1983. He is author of more than 20 publications in scientific journals and 4 patents.



Coating Engineer, Surface Scientist

Dr. Mike Efremov received his doctoral degree in chemical kinetics from Moscow State University Chemistry Department in 1995. Dr Efremov has broad experience working in research centers including Moscow State University, University of Urbana – Champaign, NIST, University of Wisconsin – Madison. His background spans across science of thin coatings, micro- and nanoscale objects, physical chemistry, polymer science, computer science, and microelectronics. Several projects include the full cycle of research and development of instrumentation for materials characterization: thin-film calorimeters, vacuum tensiometer, ellipsometer for testing materials in special environments, etc. Dr. Efremov’s qualifications include extensive programming skills (low-level programming: assemblers for microcontrollers, instrumentation languages: LabVIEW, data processing: MatLab, Mathematica, LabTalk), characterization (ellipsometry, MEMS-based and traditional calorimetry, tensiometry, reflectometry, scanning electron microscopy, TGA, UV-Vis-NIR-IR spectrometry, AFM, etc.) and preparation techniques (X-ray and EUV exposure systems, PVD, sputtering, optical patterning, etc.).