Dr. Zenovy Wowczuk is currently the Chief Technology Officer at the West Virginia University Innovation Corporation (WVUIC), where he conducts WVU's defense-focused, applied research organization. In this leadership role, he guides WVUIC's technical vision, research and development (R&D) activities, and all aspects of the entity's technological development, road map, and growth. He also oversees program execution across WVUIC's portfolio of applied research activities.
Prior to taking this position at WVUIC, he spent eight years in management positions for firms specializing in rapid development of products to support the warfighter. The focus areas of these firms ranged from aerial platform system integration and aerial/ground power systems to biometric technologies.
Zenovy is also co-founder of four defense-focused, startups in the Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh and Morgantown areas. He is a co-inventor of multiple patented technologies and methods for sensor/electronic payload systems for military aircraft (manned and unmannned). His research efforts have led to co-authoring multiple journal articles and conference proceedings on topics including aircraft system design and advanced C4ISR system architectures. Zenovy holds doctorate, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in engineering from West Virginia University.