Tom A. Martin
Year Inducted: 2006
Degree: (M.S., Ph.D. Electrical engineering, '71, '74)
Bio: Dr. Tom Martin is co-founder, President and Chairman of the Board of Phonon Corp., a manufacturer of high performance surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices and subsystems for the military and space electronics marketplaces. He is responsible for strategic direction and business development and remains actively involved in engineering and marketing aspects of the operation. Before co-founding Phonon Corp. in 1982, he was Vice President and Technical Director of NAPCO Division of Thermo Electron Corporation and, prior to that, Vice President and Technical Director of Andersen Laboratories Division of Andersen Group, Inc. At Andersen, he played a major role in building the company's ultrasonic device business.
He has published six scholarly archival journal publications and holds two U.S. patents. Dr. Martin serves on the Industrial Advisory Board of the Connecticut Microelectronics/Optoelectronics Consortium and the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Connecticut.