Dr. Kevin Conley
Kevin  Conley
Program Coordinator

Nanotechnology Education
Forsyth Technical Community College
800 Miller Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27104-3617

Telephone: (336) 734-7389
Fax: (336) 761-2399

PhD, Physics, Wake Forest University (2008)
MS, Physics, Michigan State University (1993)
BS, Professional Physics, University of Oklahoma (1990)

Kevin holds a Ph.D. in Computational Physics from Wake Forest University (2008), where his thesis was on the Relativistic Electron Structure of Solids, a M.S. in Physics from Michigan State University (1993), where his work was on the Density of States of Multi-Shelled Fullerenes, and a B.S. in Physics from the University of Oklahoma (1990). He has research experience at the Technical University of Berlin (1991) and Rice University (1989) with Nobel Laureate Dr. Richard Smalley. Dr. Conley is a member of ACS, APS, and MRS.

In 2004, Kevin wrote the North Carolina Community College System’s state standard for the Associate in Applied Science in Nanotechnology, including comprehensive program competencies, a four-semester curriculum model, and eight new nanotechnology course descriptions. He established a strong partnership with David Carroll, Director of the Wake Forest University Center for Nano-technology and Molecular Materials, for access to laboratory resources, including electron microscopy, nanofluid fabrication, and thin film fabrication.
Kevin has been with Forsyth Tech since 1994 and was awarded the Reynolds Teacher of the Year Award in 2007 and a Tucker Professional Grant in 2009. He has served as the President of the Faculty Senate (2006) and was awarded Forsyth Tech’s Teacher of the Year Award (2007). His workforce development responsibilities include outreach activities to schools, museums, and corporations, as well as presentations at local, regional, and national nanotech conferences.
In 2005 he authored and was awarded a $500,000 Wachovia Corporation Grant to establish an Atomic Force Microscopy Laboratory at Forsyth Tech. In 2008, He authored and was awarded a $135,000 North Carolina BioNetwork Grant to teach a Bio-Nano course featuring state-of-the-art Fluorescence Microscopes.
He and his wife, Susan, of 15 years, have two children: Madeline (7), and Ethan (4) and enjoy travel, foreign languages, yoga, and music.