Tim Dallas, PhD
Tim Dallas, PhD is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas Tech University. He conducts research on MEMS
packaging issues with an emphasis on stiction. He also works on design and process development for microactuators and microsensors. The
work is supported by the National Science Foundation and the Welch Foundation. In addition, Dr. Dallas is the principal contact at Texas Tech with Sandia National Laboratory's MEMS design and fabrication division. Texas Tech University is a member of the University Alliance Program which provides access to MEMS design and visualization software tools for the SUMMiT V polysilicon process sequence. Dr. Dallas is one of the principal developers of a three course sequence in Microelectromechanical Systems at TTU. Originally supported by a National Science Foundation CRCD grant, the courses are in their sixth year of being offered. Since 2000, Dr. Dallas has been on the governing board of the annual TEXMEMS conference and hosted the event in 2002 and 2007. He was co-chair of SEMATECH’s MEMS Technical Working Group as part of the State of Texas’ State Strategy on Advanced Technologies.
As an undergraduate physics major at the University of Chicago, Dr. Dallas studied solar energy collection efficiency using of non-imaging parabolic
concentrators. His doctoral studies in Physics, at Texas Tech University focused on structural and optical properties of disordered carbon materials
using the optical spectroscopy techniques of Raman and photoluminescence. After graduate school, Dr. Dallas was employed as a Technology
and Applications Engineer for ISI Lithography in Austin, TX, makers of semiconductor manufacturing tools. At ISI, he developed technical
specification for advanced generation lithography systems and helped customers use existing tools more effectively. After a one-year stint there, he
took a post-doctoral research position in Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas where he worked on developing photoresist materials and
processes for lithography applications. He has been at Texas Tech University since 1999 as an Assistant Professor and was tenured and promoted
to Associate Professor in 2005.
When I was 11 years old, I made a decision that has affected how I live to this day. I decided to accept Jesus Christ as my Savior and serve Him with
my life. The more I have learned about how spectacular the universe is, the stronger my faith has become that there is a Creator and His story is as
is presented in the Bible. He gave me an eternal hope and continues to guide my path here on earth. I am not perfect and face obstacles like
everybody else, but know that He continues to work in my life to make me the person He wants me to be. The following are links that may be helpful
in understanding what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.