Thomas Conway was born in Co Offaly, Ireland in 1970 and grew up on a cattle farm there. He graduated with a first class honors degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Limerick in 1991 winning the silver medal for coming first in the faculty of Engineering and Science.
He returned to the University of Limerick in 1993 to undertake a PhD in detection methods for magnetic recording channels funded by Analog Devices and under the supervision of Dr. John Nelson.
He joined the ECE dept at the University of Limerick as a Lecturer in 1999 and lead the Limerick team in the European project on two dimension optical data storage, TWODOS, which was lead by Philips Electronics, NL with teams from TU Eindhoven, NL and Lancaster, UK.
He started a private consultancy business ALTCWY, providing consultancy to a range of companies both within Ireland and internationally. One such project was completed with Philip Quinlan and his group in Analog Devices, Cork, where he developed the low power RISC processor used in successful
In the 2010s, he turned his research to a life long interest in electric vehicles and sustainable energy, publishing in IEEE peer reviewed journals including the prestigious IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics.
He has been widely published with 14 IEEE Transactions journals of which he is the primary author on 9, as well as being a named inventor on 9 patents.