Timothy Becker, PhD
Professor of Practice
Education Accordion Closed
- Post-Doc, Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, August 2003
- PhD, Bioengineering, Arizona State University, May 2001
- MSE, Bioengineering, Arizona State University, August 1997
- BSE, Chemical Engineering, Trinity University, May 1995
About Accordion Closed
Dr. Tim Becker is a Professor of Practice in Mechanical Engineering and the Bioengineering PhD Director for Engineering at Northern Arizona University,, where he has been teaching since 2011. He has over 20 years experience in teaching and research at the academic, research laboratory, small technology startups, and large industry levels. Dr. Becker enjoys utilizing his experiences in academics, research, and industry to provide a well-rounded education to current and future students.
His areas of expertise include Biomedical Engineering, product design, materials science and testing, and fluid mechanics. Over the past couple decades, he has published peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, and book chapters ranging from pure scientific and engineering research to successful product development efforts. Dr. Becker has 7 years experience in engineering industry, medical device consulting, and a small-business technology startup.
Before returning to academics, Dr. Becker founded Neural Intervention Technologies, Inc. (NIT), to bring a new medical device to clinical trials, and to the marketplace, for treatment of blood vessels defects in the brain. He was the Chief Technology Officer, Vice President of Research, and Board member at NIT for the 4 years the company was in business, and up until it was acquired by WL Gore & Associates (Flagstaff, AZ). Before founding NIT, Dr. Becker was a Senior Research Associate at two internationally recognized engineering research labs: one at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) and the other at Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ).