Tim Brown was born and raised in Austin, TX, where he received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas. He later received his Master’s and PhD in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech with specialties in composite material mechanics. After graduation from Virginia Tech, he worked as a National Research Council postdoctoral fellow at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, working in the area of fiber optic health monitoring of composite structures. Upon completion of that work, Tim and his wife Nicole moved to Albuquerque in January 1999 to begin working for Sandia National Laboratories.
Tim has spent much of his career at Sandia Labs engineering and directing large scale impact and explosive testing and developing novel techniques to collect engineering data for use in environments characterization and engineering performance evaluations. Tim has design and application experience in many electrical and optical engineering sensors used to characterize acceleration, pressure, strain and displacement.
Outside of work, Tim and his wife Nicole have four sons who are all very active in sports. Tim and Nicole are both avid runners. Tim also finds time to cycle competitively. The favorite recreational pastime of the whole family is snow skiing which means spending 15-20 days a year looking for powder and moguls in the Rocky Mountains. Tim’s favorite quote: “I’ve never met a hobby or sport that I didn’t like”.Back to Welltec Team