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Harry F Tibbals


[Tibbals, Harry F]

Professional Preparation

    • 1965 BS in Chemistry and MathematicsBaylor University
    • 1970 PhD in ChemistryUniversity of Houston


    • Dec 2011 to Present Research Professor
      Materials Science and Engineering Department, School of Engineering
    • Jan 2003 to Jan 2012 Adjunct Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan 1997 to Jan 2011 Director
      University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW)
    • Jan 1995 to Jan 1997 Product Line Manager
      Kodak Medical Imaging
    • Jan 1989 to Jan 1995 President/Chief Scientist
      Biodigital Technologies, Inc.
    • Jan 1988 to Jan 1995 Adjunct Professor
      University of Texas at Dallas
    • Jan 1988 to Jan 1989 Product Line Manager
      Inmos Ltd
    • Jan 1985 to Jan 1988 Sr Member Technical Staff
      Rockwell International
    • Jan 1983 to Jan 1985 Principal Design Engineer/ Sr MTS
      United Technologies
    • Jan 1979 to Jan 1983 Sr Systems Scientist
      Rockwell International
    • Jan 1978 to Jan 1979 Visiting Professor
      University of North Texas
    • Jan 1975 to Jan 1979 Fellow
      Durham University
    • Jan 1975 to Jan 1978 Course Tutor
      The Open University
    • Jan 1974 to Jan 1979 Academic Staff
      Durham University
    • Jan 1973 to Jan 1974 Visiting Lecturer
      Jordanhill College
    • Jan 1972 to Jan 1974 Academic Staff
      University of Glasgow
    • Jan 1970 to Jan 1972 SRC Postdoctoral Fellow
      Leicester University
    • Jan 1966 to Jan 1970 NSF Research Fellow, NASA Research Associate
      University of Houston
    • Jan 1965 to Jan 1966 Teaching Fellow
      University of Houston


  • Membership
    • Sept 1968 to Present The Society of the Sigma Xi (Scientific Research Society)
    • Sept 1966 to Present AAAS - American Association for the Advancement of Science
    • June 1966 to Present ACS- American Chemical Society
  • Senior Member
    • June 1978 to Present IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology

Awards and Honors

    • Oct  2015 Baylor Meritorious Achievement Award - Contributions to the Professions - Research sponsored by Baylor University, Waco, Texas

      Publications including award winning books, and service to universities, government agencies including NIH, NSF and NASA, and non-profit charities including the American Foundation for the Blind, IEEE, ACS, and others.


      Harry F. Tibbals has devoted his career to improving the design of complex systems for performing challenging tasks across a wide array of arenas, from vision to childbirth to NASA life support systems.

    • Sep  2014 Chinese annual Outstanding Book Award, science and technology category sponsored by Chinese Academy of Press and Publication

      "Medical Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine" by Harry F. Tibbals, translated to chinese language by Prof. Dr. Zhenxi Zhang (Director, Institute of Biomedical Analytical Technology and Instrumentation, School of Life Science and Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong University) with his coworkers, and published by Xi'an Jiaotong University Press, Bejing, has recently received "Chinese annual award of the excellent technology imported book" of 2013 year.

    • Dec  2009 ALA Outstanding Academic Title Award - 2009 sponsored by American Library Association

News Articles

    • Nov 2013 "Medical Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine (Perspectives in Nanotechnology)"

      Book by Harry F. Tibbals, Medical Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine was reviewed in:

      Anesthesia & Analgesia
      November 2013 - Volume 117 - Issue 5 - p 1265–1266
      doi: 10.1213/ANE.0b013e3182a8af83
      Media Reviews: Media Review:
      "Medical Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine (Perspectives in Nanotechnology)"
      Doyle, D. John MD, PhD
      (Doyle is on the faculty of the Cleveland Clinic.)

      … "Given that nanomedicine involves the application of fields as diverse as quantum physics, materials science, organic chemistry, molecular biology, semiconductor electronics, microfabrication, and mathematics, one might imagine that finding a good introductory presentation on this topic would be impossible. Fortunately, Tibbals' book is up to the challenge." …

      … "As befits an introductory book, the presentation is more comprehensive than deep and should be readily accessible to both the patient physician and the intelligent layman. Some advanced readers may find that the presentation is insufficiently technical as might be appropriate for a graduate level bioengineering textbook. However, each chapter contains a particularly rich selection of references for those  for those readers interested in pursuing a particular topic in detail. ... In conclusion, this book provides a well-written, very well-referenced, modestly illustrated, and clinically focused evaluation of the current state of nanomedicine and its future prospects. Highly recommended."

    • Fort Worth Life Sciences Coalition: Nanomedicine Meeting 2011
      "Nanomedicine" A Moderated Panel Discussion Among Local Experts
      Gareth Hughes, PhD, MBA (President and CEO, Medical Nanotechnologies, Inc.)
      Andras G. Lacko, PhD (Dept. of Molecular Biol./Immunology UNTHSC)
      H. F. Tibbals, PhD (UTA and UTSW Medical Center)

      Patricia M. Cappelletti, MS (Alcon R & D)

      Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
    • Congratulations to the 2013 IEEE EMBS Chapter Award Recepients
      EMBS sponsors local activities worldwide through its Chapters for both Students and Members. Annually we acknowledge and recognize those Chapters/Clubs whose activities embody best practices for the Society and its Members.Please join us in congratulating the following Chapters/Clubs for their excellence in providing outstanding services to their local Members. ... EMBS Outstanding Chapter Award Dallas-EMBS Dr. Harry F. Tibbals, Chapter Treasurer and Charter Member will accept the award on behalf of the members, officers, and chapter at the 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS. The award includes $1,000 to the chapter, $1,000 for travel to the conference, and stipend for the conference registration. The Dallas EMBS chapter's activities included the 2012 Medical Device Symposium: see
    • Author Interview: Medical Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine
      Author Interview: Medical Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine talks with the Dr. H. F. Tibbals, of Medical Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine. This long-awaited research volume, scheduled for publication September 2010, reviews nanotechnology uses across a wide range of medical applications, including imaging, diagnosis, monitoring, drug delivery, surgery, tissue regeneration, and even prosthetics. Unlike many technology-only volumes, Medical Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine is a practical reference book that investigates the impact of nanotechnology on medicine and biomedical sciences, as well as the broader societal and economic effects.
    • ALA Outstanding Academic Title Award - 2009
      WINNER 2009 CHOICE AWARD OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC TITLE! Fundamentals of Nanotechnology, Gabor L. Hornyak, John J. Moore, Harry F. Tibbals, Joydeep Dutta, ISBN-13 978-1420048032; Nanotechnology is no longer a subdiscipline of chemistry, engineering, or any other field. It represents the convergence of many fields, and therefore demands a new paradigm for teaching. This textbook is for the next generation of nanotechnologists. It surveys the field’s broad landscape, exploring the physical basics such as nanorheology, nanofluidics, and nanomechanics as well as industrial concerns such as manufacturing, reliability, and safety. The authors then explore the vast range of nanomaterials and systematically outline devices and applications in various industrial sectors. This color text is an ideal companion to Introduction to Nanoscience by the same group of esteemed authors. Both titles are also available as the single volume Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Qualifying instructors who purchase either of these volumes (or the combined set) are given online access to a wealth of instructional materials. These include detailed lecture notes, review summaries, slides, exercises, and more. The authors provide enough material for both one- and two-semester courses.

Other Activities

Research and Expertise

  • H. F. Tibbals
    Dr. Tibbals' research areas are in application of analytical, physical, and electrochemistry to characterization of materials for applications in biomedicine, energy, and sustainable engineering. He is a Chartered Chemist with expertise in spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and electrochemistry. His recent interests have focused on medical device and instrumentation development. He is pursuing application of basic chemical and bio-physics to applications on the nanoscale, and has authored and co-authored several reference and textbooks on nanosciene, nanotechnology, and nanomedicine. He is currently working on development of implantable sensors and scaffolds in collaboration with other Materials Science faculty and with UTA departments of Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, Biochemistry, as well as UT Southwestern and UTD. Projects include sensors for physiological gases, pH, impedance, and pressure (with Dr. Chiao) and surgical meshes and stents (with Dr. Eberhart and Dr. Jiang).


      Conference Paper 2014
      • Biomechanics and Bioresorbable Material Study toward Pelvic Organ Prolapse Corrective Mesh Design
        by S Aghyarian; C Manz; A Pereira; N Mammoottil; C Watson; B Lund; P Zimmern; R Eberhart; H Tibbals; W Voit
        Proceedings of the Annual Meeting: Society for Biomaterials in Conjunction with the International Biomaterials Symposium, 2, (2013): 837

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2013
      • Harry F. Tibbals, "New Directions in Nanoparticle Drug Delivery: Editorial Review", J. Nano Research, 2013
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy April 2013(Vol. 77, Issue 4,Pages 649-653); Batteryless implantable dual-sensor capsule for esophageal reflux monitoring H. Cao, S. Rao, S.-J. Tang MD, H. F. Tibbals, S. Spechler MD, J.-C. Chiao; published online 04 January 2013,; PMID: 23290721

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Conference Paper 2013
      • Shant Aghyarian, Connie Mantz, Benjamin Lund, Philippe Zimmern, Harry Tibbals, Robert Eberhart, Walter Voit, Dennis Smith Jr, Biomechanical testing of human vaginal prolapse for improved modeling, 
        Neurourology and Urodynamics, Volume 32, 136-136 (Wiley-Blackwell), 2/1/2013

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book 2013
      • Harry F. Tibbals, Medical Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine, Chinese Edition (with new Preamble), Xi'an Jiaotong University Press, Beijing, China (November, 2013) ISBN 978-7-5605-5799-1

        {Review essay} [Refereed/Juried]

      Conference Paper 2012
      • Cao H, Landge V, Thakar S, Rao S, Hsu LC, Tang SJ, Spechler S, Tibbals HF, Chiao JC, Remote detection of gastroesophageal reflux using an impedance and pH sensing transponder, IMS2012 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, 1349 (2012)
        {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
      • Zimmern P, Smith A, Meletis E, Eberhart R, Tibbals HF, Microstructural and micromechanical studies of surgical mesh materials: FTIR and RAMAN, European Association of Urology 27th Annual Congress, Paris, Poster 1066 (2012) (Published in European Urology Supplements, v11 n1 (February 2012): e1066,e1066a-e)

        {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2012
      • Cao H, Landge V, Tata U, Seo YS, Rao S, Tang SJ, Tibbals HF, Spechler S, Chiao JC. An Implantable, Batteryless, and Wireless Capsule With Integrated Impedance and pH Sensors for Gastroesophageal Reflux Monitoring. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2012 Nov;59(11):3131-9. Epub 2012 Aug 22.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Lecture/Speech 2011
      • H. F. Tibbals PhD, Wireless MEMS Sensing for Biomedical Physiology, University of Texas at Dallas, Colloquia and Public Lectures, Spring 2012, Sponsor: Prof. Robert Glaser, Chair, Department of Physics;
        {Lecture/Speech} [Refereed/Juried]

      Conference Proceeding 2011
      • S. Manandhar, N. D'Souza, L. Robertson, R. Eberhart, H. F. Tibbals, P. Zimmern, Strength and Degradation Characteristics of Biodegradable Polymer Fibers and Electrospun Structures During Short Term Saline Immersion, In proceedings of: SUFU - Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology: Winter Meeting (Preliminay version presented as poster at Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, University of Texas at Arlington, USA, 2011*), At Phoenix, AZ, USA, Volume: 30(2) 229 (2011)
        {Conference Proceeding} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      • H. F. Tibbals, J. C. Chiao, L. C. Hsu, S. J. Tang, R. A. Word, S. Buerger, Progress in wireless MEMS pressure sensing for novel biomedical applications, IC4N 2011: Third International Conference from Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials to Nanodevices and Nanosystems, Hersonissos, Crete, Greece, 26-30th June, 2011;  
        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2011
      • Commentary by Harry F. Tibbals #18307: On the Rebound (Editorial), Nature 470, 435–436 (24 February 2011) (Letter to Editor)
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      • Aghyarian, S., Mantz, C., Lund, B., Zimmern, P., Tibbals, H., Eberhart, R., Voit, W. & Smith Jr, D., Biomechanical Testing of Human Vaginal Prolapse for Improved Modeling, Neurourology and Urodynamics, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 204-279 (2011, February) DOI: 10.1002/nau.21058

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Conference Paper 2011
      • Microstructural and Micromechanical Studies of Surgical Mesh Materials: Mechanical, Smith A, Meletis E, Eberhart R, Zimmern P, Tibbals H, paper 811, ICS 2011, University of Glasgow, 28 Aug-2 Sept (2011)
        {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
      • *Manandhar S, D’Souza N, Robertson L, Tibbals F, Eberhart R, Zimmern P, Strength and Degradation Characteristics of Biodegradable Polymer Fibers and Knit and Electrospun Structures During Short Term Saline Immersion; Poster F1-293 (Bioinstrumentation MEMS Track), 27th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, University of Texas at Arlington, April 30th (2011)
        {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2010
      • Battula S, Hsu LC, Huang WD, Tang SJ, Spechler SJ, Tibbals HF, Chiao JC, A portable wireless system for integrated batteryless impedance- and pH-sensor implants, Gastroenterology 138(5) S669-S670 (2010)
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2010
      • Tibbals HF, Paradigm changes in use of nanoscale sensors to monitor human health, pages 37-41; in Chapter 7: Nanobiosystems, Medicine and Health, by Mirkin C.A., A. Nel, C. S. Thaxton, B.A. Baird, C. Batt, D. Grainger, S.S.Gambhir, D. Akin, O. Zhou, J.F. Stoddart, T.J. Meade, P. Grodzinski, D. Farrell, H.F. Tibbals, J. De Simone. In book: Nanotechnology Research Directions for Societal Needs in 2020 (NSF, WTEC Report), Publisher: Springer Verlag, Berlin and Boston, Editors: M.C. Roco, C.A. Mirkin, M.C. Hersam, eds. (2010) ISBN: ISBN 978-94-007-1167-9;   "This important publication lays the groundwork for phase 2 of the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative, outlining the visions for the next 5 and 10 years, assesses the needs and offers recommendations for the use of nanotechnology in biology and medicine."
        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book 2010
      • Harry F. Tibbals, Medical Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine, Taylor and Francis CRC Press. (2010) ISBN: 978-1439808740
        {Book} [Refereed/Juried]

      Conference Proceeding 2010
      • Ativanichayaphong T.; Hsu L.-C.; Huang W.-D.; Seo Y.-S.; Chiao J.-C.; Tang S.-J.; Spechler S.; Tibbals H.F., An implantable batteryless wireless impedance sensor for gastroesophageal reflux diagnosis, MTT 2010: IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (CA USA Anaheim 2010 05 23 - 2010 05 28); IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, (2010 10 15): 608-611 (Elsevier B.V.)

        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]

      Anthology Work/Essay 2010
      • Lun-Chen Hsu, Wen-Ding Huang, Shou-Jiang Tang, Stuart Spechler, H. F. Tibbals and J.-C. Chiao, Nanofabricated Sensing Electrodes in a Batteryless Endoluminal Sensing Telemeter for Diagnosis of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), ASME 2010 First Global Congress on NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology, February 7–10, 2010, Houston, Texas, USA, ISBN: 978-0-7918-4392-5, NEMB2010-13313 pp. 65-66;2 pages


        {Peer Reviewed} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2009
      • Harry F. Tibbals, A Third Explanation for the Link Between Inequality and Health, British Medical Journal, BMJ 2009;339:b4320 (2009) (Rapid Response, "Greater Equality and Better Health")
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      • White AB, Carrick KS, Corton MM, McIntire DD, Word RA, Rahn DD, Tibbals HF, Wai CY. Optimal location and orientation of suture placement in abdominal sacrocolpopexy. Obstet Gynecol. 2009 May;113(5):1098-103      
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book 2009
      • Gabor L. Hornyak, Harry F. Tibbals, Joydeep Dutta, John J. Moore, Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Solutions Manual and Study Guide, Taylor and Francis CRC Press (2009) ISBN: 978-142006405-6
        {Book} [Refereed/Juried]
      • Gabor L. Hornyak, Joydeep Dutta, Harry F. Tibbals, Introduction to Nanoscience: Solutions Manual and Study Guide, Taylor and Francis CRC Press (2009), ISBN: 978-142008898-4
        {Book} [Refereed/Juried]
      • G.L. Hornyak, J. J. Moore, H. F. Tibbals, J. Dutta, Fundamentals of Nanotechnology, Taylor and Francis CRC Press. (2009) ISBN: 978-1420048032   ALA Outstanding Academic Title Award, 2009  
        {Book} [Refereed/Juried]
      • G. L. Hornyak, H. F. Tibbals, J. Dutta, J. J. Moore, Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Taylor and Francis CRC Press (2009). ISBN: 978-1-4200-4779-0  
        {Book} [Refereed/Juried]

      Conference Proceeding 2009
      • H. F. Tibbals, R. Chaney, G. L. Hornyak, Natural Nanomaterials: Recent and Potential Medical Applications, IC4N2009, 2nd International Conference: From Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials to Nanodevices and Nanosystems, Rhodes, Greece; June-July 2009.
        {Conference Proceeding} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Conference Paper 2008
      • Rahn DD, Ruff MD, Brown S, Tibbals HF, Word RA. Biomechanical properties of the mouse vagina: changes seen in pregnancy and with elastinopathy. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008; 198: 590.e1-6. (Oral presentation)
        {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2008
      • Ativanichayaphong T, Tang SJ, Wang J, Huang WD, Tibbals HF, Spechler SJ, Chiao JC, An implantable, wireless and batteryless impedance sensor capsule for detecting acidic and non-acidic reflux, Gastroenterology. 01/2008; 134:A-63  
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      • Rahn, DD Ruff MD, Brown SA, Tibbals HF, Word AR, Biomechanical properties of the vaginal wall: effect of pregnancy, elastic fiber deficiency, and pelvic organ prolapse, Am. J. Obstet.  Gynecol. 198(5):590e1-590e6, (2008)
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book 2008
      • G. L. Hornyak, J. Dutta, H. F. Tibbals, A. RaoIntroduction to Nanoscience, Taylor and Francis CRC Press (2008). ISBN: 978-1420048056  
        {Book} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2007
      • Ativanichayaphong T, Huang E, Wang J, Rao S, Tibbals HF, Tang SJ, Spechler S, Stephanou H, Chiao JC,. Wireless sensor for detecting gastroesophageal reflux, Proc. SPIE 2007:6416-64160Z
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Conference Proceeding 2007
      • T Ativanichayaphong; J Wang; W -D Huang; S Rao; H F Tibbals; S -J Tang; S J Spechler; H Stephanou; J -C Chiao, Development of an Implanted RFID Impedance Sensor for Detecting Gastroesophageal Reflux, Proc. 2007 IEEE International Conference on RFID 2007; 127-133; ISBN: 1-4244-1013-4

        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]

      Lecture/Speech 2006
      • Dr. Harry Fred Tibbals, Theoretical Investigation of Interaction of Tissue and Implants with Electromagnetic Stimulation in the Radiofrequency Range, University of Texas at Dallas, Physics Colloquia,Wednesday, October 18, 2006; Kusch Auditorium, FN 2.102‎
        {Lecture/Speech} [Refereed/Juried]

      Conference Proceeding 2006
      • White AB, Wai CY, McIntire DD, Carrick KS, Rahn DD, Corton MM, Tibbals HF, Shaffer JI, Optimal location and orientation of suture placement in abdominal sacrocolpopexy: tensile strength of the anterior longitudinal ligament, American Urogynecologic Society Proc 27th Annual Meeting; 01/2006  
        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2006
      • Hwang S, Oh J, Cox J, Tang SJ, Tibbals HF, Blood detection in wireless capsule endoscopy using expectation maximization clustering, Medical Imaging 2006: Image Processing: Proc. SPIE 6144, 61441P (2006); 01/2006; doi:10.1117/12.654109

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book 2005
      • Computer Text Analysis Program and Database, cited and credited (Page 5 footnote) in: Saint Athanasius of Alexandria: Original Research and New Perspectives, by George Dion Dragas, Orthodox Research Institute, Rollinsford, NH, ISBN 1-933275-00-6 (2005) (Work done at Durham University 1974-78)
        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Conference Paper 2003
      • Tibbals HF, Aspects of radio frequency telemetry in medical devices and medical research, CVT2003 - IEEE Communications Society Symposium; 01/2003
        {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2003
      • Wai CY, Liehr, P,Tibbals HF, Sager M, Schaffer JI, Word RA, Effect of periurethral denervation on function of the female urethra, Am J Obstet Gynecol 189(6):1637-45 (2003)
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 1987
      • Tibbals HF, Feature extraction from coordinated multi-electrode burst patterns. Biomedical Engineering VI: Recent Developments , Robert C. Eberhart, Ed, Pergamon, NY 1987
        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

      Lecture/Speech 1985
      • Tibbals HF, VME Systems Architecture for High Performance Instrumentation and Control (Invited seminar speaker, CERN, 1985)
        {Lecture/Speech} [Refereed/Juried]

      Conference Paper 1985
      • Tibbals HF, Parallel versus sequential searchers, MIDCON'85 (MIDCON Electronics Systems Conference, Dallas TX, 1985): "Parallel versus sequential computer architectures are evaluated from an energetics viewpoint"  
        {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 1981
      • Theriot LR, Askins R, Chang C, Daley LS, Davis T, Gupta S, Talent J, Tibbals H, Wendel C, Matrix effect in atomic absorption determination of copper in spinach fraction I protein preparation. Possible role of copper in light sensitive control of ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase activity, Texas Journal of Science 01/1981; 33:235-251.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 1980
      • Daley LS, Tibbals HF, Theriot LJ, Effect of 360 nm light on RuBPCase products. In vitro role of copper on the reaction,Chapter: In book: The Blue Light Syndrome, Edition: Life Sciences Series: Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences, Publisher: Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, NY, Editors: ed. H. Senger (1980) ISBN: 038710075X, 9780387100753 (Gordon Conference Proceedings)
        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

      Conference Proceeding 1978
      • H. F. Tibbals, The role of information technology in the maintenance and restoration of the natural environment, Chapter: In book: Information Technology 78, Proceedings of the 3rd Jerusalem Conference on Information Technology (JCIT3), Publisher: North Holland, Editors: ed. Josef Moneta (1978) ISBN: 0-444-85192-5
        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]

      Conference Paper 1978
      • Saxon EC, Tibbals HF, Gibb's paradox and the relation between a whole system and its parts, ACM Conference on Simulation and Modeling, Weizmann Institute, Rehovat, Israel (1978)
        {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]

      Conference Paper 1976
      • Tibbals HF, Why is graphics difficult? Parallel versus sequential approaches to the interactive computer interface, Loughborough Symposium on Psychological Factors in Computer Systems, Loughborough UK (1976)
        {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
      • Tibbals HF, Jones M, Computer methods for data cleaning and pattern matching applied to mass spectrometric appearance potential measurements, Symposium on Computers in Analytical Chemistry, The Chemical Society, Analytical Division, University of Sheffield (1976)
        {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
      • Tibbals HF, Computer graphics representation of chemical structures: parallel versus sequential processing, NATO Advanced Study Institute on Man-Machine Interfaces, Mati, Greece (1976)
        {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 1976
      • Tibbals HF, A structure for interprocess communication in a data communications handler, ACM 76: Ann. Proc. Assoc. Comp. Mach., Houston, 1976, pp 356-60
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Conference Paper 1974
      • Tibbals HF, Transparent data communications for graphics and binary instrument data, NATO Advanced Study Institute on Computer Communications Networks, University of Sussex UK (1974)
        {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
      • Tibbals HF, A recursive algorithm for combinatoric search determination of chemical formulae from mass spectral data, NATO Advanced Study Institute on Computer Representation and Manipulation of Chemical Information, Nordwege, Netherlands (1974)
        {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 1973
      • H. F. Tibbals, A Heuristic Algorithm for Best Match Determination of Empirical Chemical Formulae from Mass Spectral Data, Chapter: In book: Computers in Chemical Research and Education: International Conference Proceedings, Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd, Editors: D. Hadzi, Jure Zupan, editors (1973) ISBN-13: 978-0444998873
        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

      Monograph 1970
      • H. F. Tibbals, A computer simulation study of ion-molecule reactions in the mass spectrometer ion source, Dissertation, Chemistry, University of Houston (1970)
        {Monograph} [Refereed/Juried]

      Conference Proceeding 1969
      • Tibbals HF, Meisels GG, Higher order ion-molecule reactions II: Energy dependency of intermediate complex lifetimes, Seventeenth Annual Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, ASTM, Dallas TX (1969)
        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]

      Conference Paper 1968
      • Tibbals HF, Meisels GG, Higher order ion-molecule reactions: intermediate complex lifetimes, ACS Southwest Regional Meeting, Austin, TX (1968)
        {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 1968
      • Meisels GG, Tibbals HF, Higher order ion-molecule reactions I. Theoretical aspects, J Phys Chem, 72 (11), pp 3746–3753 (1968) (Invited Paper Gordon Conference)  
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Conference Proceeding 1967
      • Meisels GG, Tibbals HF, Use of third order reactions to evaluate lifetime of intermediate ion-molecule complexes, Fifteenth Annual Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, ASTM, Denver CO (1967)
        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]

      Conference Paper 1964
      • Tibbals HF, Franklin TC, Computer model of effects of Langmuir surface layers of organic additives in electrodeposition and electrodissolution of metals, ACS American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting, Student Papers Section, Shreveport LA (1964)
        {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]

      Technical Report 1963
      • Franklin TC, Barrett J, Graves RE, Tibbals F, Bowman J, Effect of additives on electrodeposition and electrodissolution of metals: pulsed and cyclic voltammetry and amperometry, Technical Documentary Report NO. ASD-TDR-63-212, Edition: ASD-TDR-63-212, Publisher: USAF Systems Command, Aeronautical System Division, Directorate of Materials and Processes, Editors: Lt. J. V. Reishus, Project Engineer, Metals, Ceramics Laboratory, USAF Systems Command (1963)
        {Technical Report} [Refereed/Juried]


  • Past
      Progress in wireless MEMS pressure sensing for novel biomedical applications
      Progress in wireless MEMS pressure sensing for novel biomedical applications H. F. Tibbals, J. C. Chiao, L. C. Hsu, S. J. Tang, R. A. Word, S. Buerger IC4N 2011: Third International Conference from Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials to Nanodevices and Nanosystems; 01/2011
  • Past
      Nanoscience as a Unifying and Motivational Theme in K-12 Science Education
      Nanoscience as a Unifying and Motivational Theme in K-12 Science Education Cynthia A. Gillean, Harry F. Tibbals Year of Nano: 25th Anniversary of the Buckyball Discovery; 01/2010 Nanoscience (Nanotechnology, Nanoscale Engineering) is not merely another subject area to be added to the subjects and goals in the curriculum: It provides a vehicle for unifying and motivating in learning of core science principles.
  • Past
      An Implantable, Batteryless and Wireless Capsule with Integrated Impedance and pH Sensors for Detecting the Reflux of Acidic and Non-Acidic Materials
      An Implantable, Batteryless and Wireless Capsule with Integrated Impedance and pH Sensors for Detecting the Reflux of Acidic and Non-Acidic Materials L. Hsu, S. Tang, W. Huang, D. Hogg, Harry F. Tibbals, S. J. Spechler, J.-C. Chiao Digestive Disease Week 2009; 01/2009 See: Gastroenterology, Vol. 136, No. 5, pp. A-649, May 2009: Poster of Distinction
  • Past
      Analysis and characterization of alumina oxide films with organic coatings
      Contracted research projects for Coors Inc., Golden CO
  • Past
      Characterization of Biodegradable Polymer Fibers and Knit and Electrospun Structures for Surgical Applications
      Strength and Degradation Characteristics of Biodegradable Polymer Fibers and Knit and Electrospun Structures During Short Term Saline Immersion; S. Manandhar, N. D’Souza, L. Robertson, F. Tibbals, R. Eberhart, P. Zimmern Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference; 01/2011 (Presentation/Poster)
  • Past
      NASA "Create the Future" Design Contest Judge
      Judge, NASA Tech Briefs "Create the Future" Design Contest for students,


    • Dec 2013 8606344  Integrated patient bed system

      The present invention includes an integrated system and methods for patient treatment, the system includes a hospital bed; a plurality of patient diagnostic and treatment devices connected to a network, wherein each of the devices can communicate to a network and exchange information with the network about the care of a patient; and a processor accessible adjacent to the bed and connected to the network to integrate information obtained from the devices through the network with one or more additional sources of information databases, wherein the processor can communicate to one or more patient treatment devices either directly or via the network and the processor directs the one or more patient treatment devices to change the treatment of the patient. 

    • Mar 1998 5732122  X-ray marker apparatus and method

      A marker apparatus and method for identifying radiation imaging recording media, particularly x-ray media. The apparatus includes a container having a recessed area and a reservoir communicable with the recessed area. A surface, disposed within the recessed area, includes a marking area on which identifying characters are formed using a marking instrument. An imaging media comprised of a material opaque to radiation is disposed within the reservoir. Flow of the imaging media is effected from the reservoir into the recessed area and across the surface to collect at the identifying characters. In one embodiment, the surface is a deformable surface on which depressions are formed, and the imaging media collects in the depressions. In another embodiment, the surface is a magnetic surface which attracts magnetically-attractable imaging media.

    • Sept 1994 5343906  Emission validation system

      An emissions validation system is comprised of a plurality of sensors (42), (36), (26), and (34), for monitoring the various emissions and diagnostic aspects of a vehicle (10). An emissions validation system (18) is operable upon refuelling through a refuelling line (20) to interface through an interface (14) to a CPU (28). The CPU (28) retrieves the stored data and transfers it through the interface (14), through an electrical line (22) to a main CPU (26) in the emissions validation system (18). The main CPU (26) then evaluates this data, in addition to monitoring the amount of fuel that is placed back into the vehicle's tank (32). This allows a complete record of the vehicle's history to be maintained.


      • MSE 5390-007 Natural Nanomaterials
        Summary: Introduction to natural nanomaterials: the nanostructure and design principles of natural materials and bio-materials on the nanoscale. This special topics survey course explores the relationship between nanoscale structure and properties of natural and biomaterials. The objective is for the student to gain a working understanding of how structure at the nanoscale influences and determines properties both at the nanoscale and at higher scales. The nanoscale focuses on the organization of the material components above the level of the chemical and crystal structure (Angstroms) and below the micro level (microns). Natural and biological materials exhibit features on this level which influence both bulk and surface properties in unique and non-intuitive ways, including strength, elasticity, adhesion, optical, and electrical properties. Living systems utilize many of these properties to perform functions with remarkable efficiencies in materials and energy. The course will also include an introduction to the use of natural products in discovery and design of medical (surgical) materials and drugs. In naturally occurring materials, we find examples of nanostructure and its uses which have not been arrived at by engineering methods, but from which engineers and designers can learn new approaches. In the course we cover a number of illustrative and fascinating examples and review efforts that have been made to systematize design rules for medicine and engineering based on natural structures and processes, or biomimetics. Primay Textbook: T1: Medical Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine, by Harry F. Tibbals Publisher: CRC Taylor & Francis, 2011 ISBN 978-1-4398-0874-0
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus

Service to the Community

  • Elected
  • Appointed
    • Mar 2015 to  Apr 2015 STEM Seminars, Eastfield Community Colllege, Dallas Community College District

      STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Seminar Series: Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine, presented at Eastfield College, Spring 2015

Service to the Profession

  • Elected
    • May 2012 to  Apr 2015 IEEE EMBS DFW Chapter: Vice Chair, Program Chair, Treasurer

      Vice Chair, Program Chair, Treasurer, Charter Member, IEEE (Institutie of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) EMBS (Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society), Dallas Section

    • Apr 2012 to  Sept 2014 Organizing Committee, Planning Committee, Dallas IEEE Medical Device Symposium

      Organizing and Planning Committees, Dallas IEEE Medical Device Sympoisum series, 2012-2014

  • Appointed
    • July 2005 to  Present NIH Scientific Review Panel Member

      NIH (National Institutes of Health) Scientific Review Panel Member, Study Section SBIB-Q11: Small Business Biomedical Sensing, Measurement, and Instrumentation

    • Oct 2012 to  Oct 2012 NSF Scientific Review Committee, Biomaterials

      NSF (National Science Foundation) Scientific Review Committee, Site Visit Cohort, Nano-Bio-Materials, University of Washington

Other Service Activities

  • Uncategorized
    • Dec  Presentation: Nanotechnology in Biomedicine
      H. F. Tibbals Invited Panelist/Discussion Leader: Future Applications of Nanotechnology, Rice/Univ Houston/ Brookhaven, NSF Teacher Science Education Forum (Workshop/Conference) Brookhaven College, Dallas TX (2003)
    • Dec  Inmos Transputer Architecture and Applications
      H. F. Tibbals, et al. Invited presentation, IBM Krembs Symposium, San Jose CA (1988) (Discussion leader: applications in imaging, scientific computing, instrumentation, remote sensing)
    • Dec  AFB: American Foundation for the Blind Center on Vision Loss
      H. F. Tibbals, Board Member, Dallas Center on Vision Loss (2012)
    • Dec  IEEE EMBS Texas Medical Device Symposium, 2nd Nov 2012
      IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Dallas Chapter (Dallas-EMBS) and The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) will present the first annual Texas Medical Device Symposium, in collaboration with The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW). This symposium includes distinguished speakers from the medical device industry, academia, clinical practice, and public sector, and a student poster session. H. F. Tibbals, Organizing Committee and Session Chair
    • Dec  Nanotechnology Research Directions for Societal Needs in 2020
      A 2010 national science policy and strategy workshop sponsored by the National Nanotechnology Iniative (NNI)-NSF. Published on-line as WTEC Report: "Nanotechnology Research Directions for Societal Needs in 2020", M.C. Roco, C.A. Mirkin and M.C. Hersham eds.. 2010 NSF; see Chapter 7: Nanobiosystems, Medicine and Health, by Mirkin C.A., A. Nel, C. S. Thaxton, B.A. Baird, C. Batt, D. Grainger, S.S.Gambhir, D. Akin, O. Zhou, J.F. Stoddart, T.J. Meade, P. Grodzinski, D. Farrell, H.F. Tibbals, J. De Simone. This important report lays the groundwork for phase 2 of the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative, outlining the visions for the next 5 and 10 years, assesses the needs and offers recommendations for the use of nanotechnology in biology and medicine.