Clark Kinnaird


Teaching Experience

Industry Experience


Activities and Awards


  • Southern Methodist University         Dallas Texas         Ph.D.         May 1999 Electrical Engineering Department

    Dissertation:        "Adaptive Fuzzy Process Control of Integrated Circuit Wire Bonding"

    Areas of concentration:     Advanced Control Theory, Circuit Design, Statistics

  • University of Florida Gainesville M.S.E. May 1984 Electrical Engineering Department

    Areas of concentration: Control Theory, Communications, Circuit Design

  • University of Florida Gainesville B.S. March 1980 Nuclear Engineering Department

  • Teaching Experience:

    1999 Present                        Southern Methodist University         Dallas, Texas

    Adjunct Professor     Electrical Engineering Department

    Instruction and course development for undergraduate electronics and controls classes

    Supervision of practical electronics laboratory sessions

    Classes: Electric Circuits, Electronics, Signals & Systems, Control Theory, Digital Logic

    1983 1984                            University of Florida                        Gainesville, Florida

    Teaching Assistant Electrical Engineering Department

    Instruction of undergraduate electronics laboratories

    Course development for undergraduate applied linear control laboratory

    Industry Experience:

    2013 - present Texas Instruments Dallas, Texas

    Systems/Applications Engineering

    Automotive Electronics Design

    Focus on automotive body motors

    1999 - 2013 Texas Instruments Dallas, Texas

    Product Definition, Industrial Interface Products

    New product definition for industrial data transmission integrated circuits

    Apply technical advancements to anticipate and solve customer systems problems

    Expand technical roadmap and competitive strategy for interface products

    Develop in-house technical training for design, test, and applications personnel

    1993 - 1999 Texas Instruments Process Automation Dallas, Texas

    Systems Engineer / Project Leader Wire Bond Department

    Industrial machine design with focus on three-axis servo performance, machine vision system, and illumination electronics

    Developed on-machine process inspection, enabling fine pitch wire bonding control

    Increased throughput with new three-axis servo design

    1984 1993 Raytheon Systems Defense Electronics McKinney, Texas

    Lead Electrical Engineer Electro-Optics Systems

    Designed hardware and software for infrared vision and military vehicle control applications
    1980 1982 Lockheed Martin Aerospace Orlando, Florida Designed electromechanical servo actuators for precision mechanical systems

    Developed computer simulations and analysis algorithms for product evaluation



    "Wie Viele Elektromotoren Befinden Sich In Ihrem Auto"

    Next Mobility News, June 2018

    Wie viele Elektromotoren befinden sich in Ihrem Auto?



    "Electric Motor Applications in Automotive: Trends and Innovations"

    Motor and Drive Systems Conference , February 2018, Orlando


    "Digital Adjustment of DC Motor Drive Circuit Parameters"

    IEEE Dallas Circuits and Systems Conference, October 2016


    "Electronic Design of Compact BLDC Motor Control"

    SAE Int. J. Passenger Cars - Electron. Electr. Syst, August 2015

    also presented at SAE World Congress, April 2015, Detroit


    "Differential Signaling Best Practices"

    ECN magazine, ( January 2013

    C. Kinnaird

    "AISG OOK Modem Implementations"

    Antenna Systems & Technology, ( Fall 2011

    also presented at Antenna Systems 2011, Nashville September 2011

    C. Kinnaird

    "Reduce Power in Your RS-485 Network",

    Electronic Design ( October 2010

    C. Kinnaird

    "Signaling Rate versus Cable Length; the CAN-bus timing trade-off",

    Industrial Control Design Line ( July 2009

    C. Kinnaird

    "Integrate Industrial Inputs",

    Electronic Products Magazine ( November 2008

    C. Kinnaird and A. Partow

    "Time Domain Specification of Transformer-coupled Transceivers"

    IEEE Region 5 Technical Conference ( April 2007

    C. Kinnaird

    "Interface Options for Position Encoders"

    EE Times India, EE Times Asia ( January 2006

    C. Kinnaird

    "Untangle Industrial Network Selection"

    Control Design magazine ( June 2005

    C. Kinnaird

    "Equalization Enhances RS-485 Links"

    EDN, February 2004

    C. Kinnaird

    "Using RS-485 for Digital Motor Control Applications"

    Chip Center, January 2003

    C. Kinnaird

    "Standards are Key to Optimizing High-Speed Data Bus Communications"

    EE Times, Planet Analog, October 2002

    C. Kinnaird

    "RS-485 for Networked Meter Applications"

    Proceedings of the AMRA Conference, San Antontio, September 2002

    C. Kinnaird

    "Optimization of high-speed data bus communications"

    Proceedings of the Analog & Mixed Signal Application Conference

    Planet Analog ( Fall 2000

    C. Kinnaird, and A. Khotanzad

    "Adaptive fuzzy Process Control of Integrated Circuit Wire Bonding"

    IEEE Transactions on Electronics Packaging Manufacturing July 1999

    A. Khotanzad, H. Elragal, and C. Kinnaird

    "Neural Network Based Process Control of Integrated Circuit Wire Bonding Machine"

    Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks

    Washington, D.C. July 1999

    C. Kinnaird

    "Fuzzy Model-Based Process Control"

    Proceedings of the Texas Instruments Symposium on Advanced Process Control

    Dallas August 1998

    C. Kinnaird and A. Khotanzad

    "Wire Bonding Process Control using Fuzzy Logic"

    Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Semiconductor Manufacturing

    San Francisco October 1997 (

    C. Kinnaird and A. Khotanzad

    "Fuzzy process control of integrated circuit wire bonding"

    Proceedings of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society

    Syracuse, New York September 1997 (

    Activities and Awards:

    Several U.S. patents awarded and pending

    Registered Professional Engineer, State of Texas

    Senior Member of IEEE

    Elected to Eta Kappa Nu electrical engineering honor society, 1984

    Texas Instruments Method Improvement Recognition award, 1992

    SMU "Honoring Our Professors' Excellence" (HOPE) recognition, 2003