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Tim Dingman

Tim Dingman, Venture For America 2012 Fellow

Tim Dingman is an agent of change.

Tim Dingman's Background

Tim Dingman's Experience

Advisor and Webmaster at A Better World by Design

December 2009 - November 2011

2010: Planned the conference, specializing as Media & Website point. Co-developed and maintained the website. Ran meetings. 2011: Advised the 2011 Planning Committee, especially the new Media & Website point. Co-developed and maintained the website. Ran initial meetings.

Researcher at National University of Singapore

July 2011 - August 2011

Working under an Electrical Engineering professor, studying possible applications of nanophotonics (plasmonics, photonic crystals) to solar cells. Received job through Contact Singapore, a program that takes international talent and places them in research positions around the country.

Researcher at Brown University

September 2010 - May 2011

Researched the applications of plasmonics to amorphous silicon solar cells. I have fabricated many cells using sputtering, e-beam evaporation, and photolithography.

Intern at Micro Magnetics

June 2009 - August 2009

Assisted head engineer in building vacuum chambers for sputtering systems. Quality tested company's flagship magnetic sensing chips. Wrote product manuals.

Web Developer at Boston College

February 2008 - September 2008

Assisted web developer in building and maintaining pages on the domain. Beta tested an in-house, Drupal-based content sharing system. Helped students with personal computer problems.

Intern at TelAztec

June 2007 - August 2007

Assisted researchers in preparing microstructures on silicon wafers using chemical vapor deposition and lasers. Cleaned and prepared samples for electron microscope imaging. Served as in-house IT.

2012 Fellow at Venture For America

January 2012

Member of the inaugural Venture For America class, an organization that places talented young graduated at startups in economically troubled cities for two years. Specific company placement pending.

Teaching Assistant at Brown University

September 2011

Teaching assistant for ENGN0030: Introduction to Engineering (Fall 2011) and ENGN0040: Dynamics and Vibrations (Spring 2012). Hold office hours to work through problems with students. Tutor students upon request.

Student Tech at Brown University

February 2009

Working for Brown University's Media Technology Services, I set up and run audiovisual equipment for classes and events. Operated equipment includes wired and wireless mics, projectors, and sound boards. Notable productions include speeches by Salman Rushdie, General Pervez Musharraf, and Noam Chomsky.

Tim Dingman's Education

Brown University

2009 – 2012


Concentration: Electrical Engineering

Activities: A Better World by Design, emPOWER, Brownian Motion Ultimate

Boston College

2007 – 2008


Concentration: Physics, Philosophy

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School

2003 – 2007

Tim Dingman's Interests & Activities

Sustainability, alternative energy, photovoltaics, semiconductors, technology, web development, entrepreneurship

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