In Memoriam: Teng Ma

The Florida A&M University-Florida State University Engineering family sustained a tragic loss over the weekend with the sudden, unexpected death of Teng Ma, Ph.D., chair of the Chemical and Biomedical Engineering department. 
He passed away on Saturday, May 18. Dr. Ma leaves behind a wife and two young children. 

Teng received a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Tianjin University in China in 1989, and received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the Ohio State University in 1999. 

Teng started his professional career as a faculty member at Florida State University in 2000, after spending one year as a postdoctoral fellow at the Ohio State University. He was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2006 and to full professor in 2011. Teng published over 100 research articles in bioengineering and won numerous awards for his accomplishments. 

Teng was an active tennis player and avid fisherman.