Edward Acworth has pursued parallel careers in science, management and entrepreneurship. He earned a Ph.D. in mechanical
engineering from Stanford University, where he directed the Artificial Star 3 Laboratory and in 2000 successfully pre-launch
tested a $700M space telescope for the NASA Gravity Probe-B Relativity Mission. Currently, Acworth directs a $90M portfolio
of technology research programs for the Cambridge-MIT Institute, where he is also an MIT Sloan Fellow. His portfolio has
logged approximately thirty-five innovations, thirteen of which are in the patenting stage, and seven of which are being commercialized.
Acworth is a cofounder and current advisor of Brontes Technologies Inc, a venture backed startup in Boston. He
has consulted for the semiconductor, medical, robotics and automotive industries, and he advises international governments
on economic development and entrepreneurship. He has taught at Stanford, Columbia University, and Shenzhen University in
China, published in the journals of ASPE and AAS, and has received the R.V. Jones Memorial Scholarship and other academic
awards and scholarships.
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