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.
Recent Posts by TimSelf:
Cleaner Air: An Unexpected Boost to Athletic Performance and Recovery
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 […]