Harry F. Tibbals is a Research Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at UTA since 2011. He was Director of the Bioinstrumentation Center at UTSW for the prior 14 years. Before joining UTSW, he was founder and president of Biodigital Technologies, Inc., serving as a consultant and contract manager for projects developing biomedical, environmental, analytical, and control instrumentation from 1990 to 1997. During the 1980's he held positions with Rockwell International, United Technologies, and Inmos Ltd. developing and managing projects for advanced computer and semiconductor control, imaging and sensor networks. During the 1970s he taught and did research at the Universites of Leicester, Glasgow, Durham, and North Texas, and the UK's Open University, working on instrumentation, computer networks , and application development for engineering, medical , scientific, environmental, and linguistic research. He earned the PhD Degree in Chemistry at the University of Houston in 1970, and was awarded an SRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Leicester for research in the physical chemistry of silicon. He earned a double Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Mathematics at Baylor University in 1965, where he was an undergraduate research assistant in electrochemistry and President of the American Chemical Society Student Chapter. His high school and elementary education was in East Texas and at C. E, Byrd High School in Shreveport, Louisiana. He has served in various work for a number of charitable, environmental, and civic organizations, including working groups of the North Texas Commission, Communities in Schools, The American Foundation for the Blind, and others. He serves on NIH Review Panels and has been a reviewer for NSF and a number of scientific publications.