Tom A. Martin was born in Great Bend, KS. He received his B.S. (Engineering Science ’63) from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ; M.S. (Math ’69) from Trinity College, Hartford, CT; and M.S. (EE ’71), Ph.D. (EE ’74) and MBA (’81) degrees from the University of Connecticut, Storrs. His Ph.D. dissertation was on the application of microwave network theory to the analysis of acoustic devices.
From ’64 to ’65, he was a systems analyst with IBM’s Advanced Systems Development Division, Yorktown Heights, NY. He then joined Andersen Laboratories, Bloomfield, CT (’65-’80), where he was Vice President and Technical Director.
In 1982, Dr. Martin co-founded Phonon Corporation, where he was President and Chairman of the Board. Phonon wss a leading manufacturer of custom high performance SAW microelectronic devices and subsystems for the military and space electronics markets. He retired in 2017 when Phonon was sold to Microsemi Corp.
Dr. Martin is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, and the IEEE.