Tim Self

Founder & Lead Engineer

Tim Self is the Founder and Inventor of AirBox, the best commercial-grade portable air purifiers on the market. In 2017, after a life-long struggle with allergies, Self drew upon his 30 years of experience building cleanrooms for Fortune 500 companies to found AirBox, developing the best-in-class industrial-grade portable air purifier that meets his own exacting standards. A graduate of Purdue University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, Self has 35 years of experience in the semiconductor industry and in the fields of micro-contamination, fluid dynamics, and thermodynamics. Notable projects include: Clean builds for Intel and IBM —Mechanical process systems project for Motorola —Built a wake shield for the space epitaxy program at the University of Houston —Developed the first isokinetic sample probe for particle sampling of high-pressure gas systems —Developed standards for certification testing of critical process systems in the semiconductor industry Self has served as the Assistant Editor of Microcontamination Magazine and held memberships in the Institute for Environmental Sciences and Technology and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineers. Tim Self is a professional member of ASME, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers In 1994, Self founded AM Technical Solutions, a licensed architect, engineering, and construction management firm engaged in the design and construction of advanced technology facilities worldwide. Earning the Platinum Safety Award for ten consecutive years, AM Technical Solutions is an industry leader in the design and construction of ultra-clean research and production environments and an industry expert in air purification. In 2016, Self stepped down from his role as chairman and founded AirBox the following year. He continues to have an active role in AM Technical Solutions.

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Cleaner Air: An Unexpected Boost to Athletic Performance and Recovery

22 Sep 2022 in Air Purifiers&Clean Air

In athletics, nothing matters more than performance. Athletes, coaches, and athletic directors go to sometimes extreme lengths in pursuit of even the smallest performance gains, and organizations spare practically no […]

Air Purifiers for Locker Rooms

22 Sep 2022 in Air Purifiers&Clean Air

Something stinks, and it’s time we talked about it. Across the nation, college campuses large and small, from the SEC or the Big 10 to the small liberal arts colleges, […]

Smart Fleet Management for AirBox Air Purifiers

13 Sep 2022 in Air Purifiers&Clean Air&Smart Fleet Management

Providing safe, breathable air in your school, business, or office space is a vital way to improve indoor air quality and provide peace of mind to all who pass through […]

Poor Air Quality Hurts Student Performance

02 Sep 2022 in Air Purifiers&Clean Air&News&Schools

“Learning doesn’t happen by osmosis.” We all remember teachers who tried persuading us to study by saying something to this effect. While historical dates and science terms probably won’t get […]

ESSER Funds: Improving School IAQ

05 Aug 2022 in Air Purifiers&Clean Air&News

Your school or district could have federal assistance funds sitting around unused, waiting for you to make use of them. They could be the long-awaited solution to your indoor air […]