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Thomas Edward Wade, American Electrical engineering educator, university research administrator ( engr.edn., Educated, Research)electrical engineering educator, university research administrator.

Background

Wade, Thomas Edward was born on September 14, 1943 in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. Son of Wilton Fred and Alice Lucyle (Hedge) Wade.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, U. Florida-Gainesville, 1966, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, 1968, Doctor of Philosophy, 1974. Certified Research Administrator, 1992^. Interim assistant professor U.Fla.-Gainesville, 1974-1976.

Professor electrical engineering Mississippi State University, Starkville, 1976-1985, state-wide director microelectronics research laboratory, Mississippi, 1978-1985, associate dean., professor electrical engineering U. South Florida, Tampa, 1985^, director Engineering Industrial Experiment Station, 1986-1993, executive director Centers for Engineering Development and Research, 1985-1990, member presidential faculty advanced.com. for research and technical development, 1986-1988, member federal demonstration project committee for contracts and grants, 1986-1988. Member of advisory board USF Exec.Fellows Program, 1987-1991. Chairman evaluation task force applied research grants program High Technology and Industry Council State of Florida, 1988-1990, vice chairman microelectronics and materials subcommittee 1987-1993, member telecommunication subcommittee, 1988-1989, chairman legislation report committee FHTIC, 1989-1990, chairman U. sabbatical committee, 1997-1998.

Vice chairman subcommittee on microelectronics and materials Enterprise Florida Innovation Partnership, 1993-1994, chairman university sabbatical committee, 1997-1998. Member Tampa Bay International Super Task Force, 1986-1992, vice chairman education committee 1988. Director Florida Center for Microelectronics Design and Test, 1986-1988.

Board directors National Aeronautics and Space Administration Center Commercial Development of Space Comm. Center, Florida, 1990-1993. Board directors Trinity College Florida, 1997^, Executive Committee, 1998^.

Review panel government-university-industry research round table for federal demonstration project, NAS, 1988. Solid state circuit specialist Applied Micro-Circuits Corporation, San Diego, 1981-1982. Senior scientist National Aeronautics and Space Administration Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama, 1983.

ScientistTrilogy Semiconductor Corporation, Santa Clara, California, 1984. Organizer, chairman Very Large Scale Integrated/Ultra Large Scale Integrated Multilevel Interconnection Conference, Seminar and Exhibition, editor proceedings, 1991^. Organizer, general chairman Dielectrics for Ultra Large Scale Integrated Multilevel Interconnection Conference, 1995^, Chemical-Mech.-Polish Planarization for Ultra Large Scale Integrated Multilevel Interconnection Conference, 1996^.

Instructor short courses Dielectric and Chemical-Mech. PolishPlanarization Ultra Large Scale Integration, 1996^. Consultant in field.

Career

Interim assistant professor University Florida, Gainesville, 1974-1976. Professor electrical engineering Mississippi State University, Starkville, 1976-1985. State-wide director microelectronics research laboratory Mississippi, 1978-1985.

Associate dean, professor electrical engineering University South Florida, Tampa, since 1985. Director Engineering Industrial Experiment Station, 1986-1993, executive director Centers for Engineering Research and Development, 1985-1990, member presidential faculty advisory committee for research and technical development, 1986-1988, member federal demonstration project committee for contracts and grants, 1986-1988. Member advisory board USF Executive Fellows Program, 1987-1991.

Chairman evaluation task force applied research grants program High Technology and Industry Council State of Florida, 1988-1990, vice chairman microelectronics and materials subcommittee 1987-1993, member telecommunications subcommittee, 1988-1989, chairman legislation report committee FHTIC, 1989-1990, chairman University sabbatical committee, 1997-1998. Vice chairman subcommittee on microelectronics and materials Enterprise Florida Innovation Partnership, 1993-1994, chairman university sabbatical committee, 1997-1998. Member Tampa Bay International Super Task Force, 1986-1992, vice chairman education committee 1988.

Director Florida Center for Microelectronics Design and Test, 1986-1988. Board directors National Aeronautics and Space Administration Center Commercial Development of Space Communications Center, Florida, 1990-1993. Board trustees Trinity College Florida, since 1997, executive committee since 1998, chairman strategic planning committee, since 2001.

Board trustees Toccoa Falls College, 2002. Board directors New Tampa Young Men’s Christian Association. Review panel government-university-industry research round table for federal demonstration project National Academy of Sciences, 1988.

Solid state circuit specialist Applied Micro-circuits Corporation, San Diego, 1981-1982. Senior scientist National Aeronautics and Space Administration Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama, 1983. Scientist Trilogy Semiconductor Corporation, Santa Clara, California, 1984.

Organizer, chairman Very Large Scale Integrated/Ultra Large Scale Integrated Multilevel Interconnection Conference, Seminar and Exhibition, editor proceedings, since 1991. Organizer, general chairman Dielectrics for Ultra Large Scale Integrated Multilevel Interconnection Conference, since 1995, Chemical-Mech.-Polish Planarization for Ultra Large Scale Integration, since 1996, Conductors for Ultra Large Scale Integrated Multilevel Interconnection Conference, since 2000. Consultant in field.

Achievements

  • Certified research administrator, 1992.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Polyimides for Very Large Scale Integrated Applications, 1984, (United States Army handbook) Modern Very Large Scale Integrated Circuit Fabrication Processes, 1984, Photosensitive Polyimides for Very Large Scale Integrated Applications, 1986, Very Large Scale Multilevel Interconnection Advanced Metals Tutorial, since 1996, Very Large Scale Multilevel Interconnection Tutorial, since 1987. Controller chapters on electronics to World Book encyclopedias, 1997. Contributor over 125 articles to professional journals.

Membership

Active First Baptist Church, Temple Terrace, Florida, vice-chairman board deacons 1989-1990, chairman board deacons, 1990-1991, 93-94, chairman pastor search committee, 1990-1991, vice-chairman long range planning committee, 1989-1991, vice-chairman pastor search committee, 1994-1995, director adult coed III Sunday school department, 1993-1994, church council, 1994-1995, church trustee, since 1999, member constitution and bylaws committee, 1997-1999, trustee, since 1999. Treasurer Tampa Palms Owners Association, 1994-1995, chairman home decorating committee, 1997. Volunteer, United Fund, Mississippi State University, 1983-1985.

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Society of Professional Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior member, guest editor periodical 1982, general chairman International Very Large Scale Integrated Multilevel Interconnection Conference annually 1984-1990, editor conference proceedings, 1984-1990, chairman academy affairs committee CHMT Society, 1984-1986, general chairman university/government/industry microelectronics symposium, 1981, technical program commission, 1991, board directors workshop on tungsten and other refractory metals 1987-1990), American Society Engineering Education (general chairman engineering research council annual meeting 1987, chairman engineering research council administrative committee 1987-1990, chairman council, 1990-1992, session chairman annual meeting 1990, 92, board directors 1990-1992, member nominations committee 1992-1994, member long range planning committee 1992-1995, Centennial Certified 1992, 2d Century Certified 1993), World Future Society International Society Hybrid Microelectronics, Association United States Army (board director Suncoast chapter 1991-1993), Society Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineering, University Faculty Senate Association of Mississippi (organizer 1985), American Vacuum Society, American Phs. Society, American Electronics Association, American Institute Physics, National Council University Research Administration, Society Research Adminstrs (external relations committee for SRA 1988-1991), Florida Engineering Society (vice president education committee 1987-1992, president 1989-1990, board directors 1989-1990, Florida engineering foundation trustee 1989-1990, annual meeting steering committee 1989-1990, Outstanding Service to the Profession award 1992), Society of America Military Engineering, Order of Engineers, 1991, Sigma Xi (vice president 1985), Tau Beta Pi (Florida Alpha chapter president 1969, 71, faculty advisor Mississippi Alpha chapter 1977-1985, faculty advisor Florida Gamma chapter since 1986, Outstanding honorary society advisor award 1994), Eta Kappa Nu (president University Florida chapter 1968, Organization Charter Chapter University South Florida 1998, faculty advisory Kappa Xi chapter since 1998, Outstanding Honor Society Advisory award 1998-1999), Sigma Tau, Sigma Xi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Society of America Inventors, Florida Blue Key (vice president 1972, secretary 1971), Epsilon Lambda Chi (founder 1970, president 1971). Club: Downtown Tampa Rotary (Paul Harris fellow 1987,94, 2000, perfect attendance award since 1986, chairman committee on environmental issues 1990), Rotary Club New Tampa (organizer, charter member, president 1995-1996, vice president 1996-1997, member executive committee since 1996, director international service 1997-1998, senior director 1998-1999, 99-2001).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Collecting antique furniture, carpentry, restoring antique sports cars, basketball.

Connections

Married Ann Elizabeth Chitty, August 6, 1966. Children: Amy Renee, Nathan Thomas, Laura Annual.

father:
Wilton Fred Wade

mother:
Alice Lucyle (Hedge) Wade

spouse:
Ann Elizabeth Chitty

child:
Amy Renee Wade

child:
Nathan Thomas Wade

child:
Laura Annual Wade