Ted Conway, a former National Science Foundation program director, has been hired to lead the Biomedical Engineering Department in the College of Engineering.
Conway brings a distinguished, three-decade-long career to Florida Tech that spans government, academic and private-sector experience.
He was most recently a program director for several National Science Foundation programs, including Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems Engineering Division work involving robotics and engineering. Prior to his work at NSF, Conway was the associate dean for research services and a professor in the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has also served in tenured positions as an associate professor in mechanical, materials and aerospace engineering at the University of Central Florida and an assistant professor in mechanical engineering at the University of Akron.
Conway earned his bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Florida State University and his master of science and Ph.D. degrees in theoretical and applied mechanics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Before attending graduate school, he worked in the industrial sector as a research scientist with Olin Corp., quality control director with Oil-Dri Corp. and a polymer engineer with Michelin Americas Research and Development Corp.