Anthony (Tony) Boccanfuso serves as the executive director for the National Academies' University Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP). He holds a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of South Carolina and earned his B.S. in political science and chemistry from Furman University.
Dr. Boccanfuso began his professional career as a science policy fellow at the American Chemical Society where he worked within the society's government relations and science policy division. Before taking on this position, Dr. Boccanfuso was director for research and economic development at the University of South Carolina and currently retains the position of senior director for strategic alliances within the College of Engineering and Computing.
Dr. Boccanfuso has had a distinguished career in the research management and science policy arenas and has held a variety of positions at the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and PricewaterhouseCoopers, as well as several universities. He currently serves on several boards including the MedStar Health Research Institute and the Hydrogen Education Foundation for which he is the current chair.