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Mr. Fred Martin

Instructor of Practice

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Contact Information

Mailing Address:
501 Min H. Kao Building
1520 Middle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-2250
Cell Phone: 865-313-6018
Office Fax: 865-974-5483

Areas of Interest

  • Circuit Theory and Design
  • EM Field Theory
  • Controls (PID Closed Loop Controls, PLC, HMI, and Embedded Controls)
  • Signal Integrity (SI) and High Speed Interconnects
  • EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) and SI Interactions


  • MS in Electrical Engineering, The University of Tennessee, 1973
  • BS in Electrical Engineering, The University of Tennessee, 1971
  • BS in Mathematics, East Tennessee State University, 1970


Mr. Fred L. Martin is an instructor of practice in the Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Tennessee and a registered patent agent with the USPTO. Mr. Martin is also an inventor with over 10 core patents and over 50 foreign and international patents. He is also a lifelong learner.


Mr. Martin received his B.S. Degree in Mathematics from East Tennessee State University in association with the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 1970 and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1971 from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. He also received a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1973 from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. As a lifelong learner, he has aggressively pursued knowledge associated with research and development activities in industry, supplementary university courses, various symposiums; including IEEE EMC and Global EMC University, and received specialized training from world class scientists.


Mr. Martin has been a practicing engineer, VP of Engineering, Director of R&D, and a high tech division director for a $5B corporation comprising an illustrious 40+ year career.


As a consultant for Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL; Mr. Martin became a preferred vendor of engineering services including controls (PID closed Loop controls, PLC, HMI, and embedded controls) provided to Corporate Engineering and multiple divisions including liaison services involving national and international travel. Recently, Mr. Martin consulted with CMD Corporation, Appleton, WI; diagnosing and solving static electric field issues with high speed plastic bag manufacturing systems.


Some of Mr. Martin’s accomplishments regarding research and development include the world’s first microprocessor controlled CIP system, the world’s first full coverage spherical inkjet printing machine (patented), high speed extremely thin (0.013”) and flat transmission lines, and the first energy limiting (ELCI) electrical safety device (patented and UL listed) for home wiring systems.

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