Tina Strassle Gilliland

Fairview, TX

BSChE 1983

After graduation, Tina joined Texas Instruments (TI) Defense Systems division as a process engineer. She implemented wastewater process control techniques to removal metal by-products and developed molding compound encapsulation methods for surface mount technologies. Tina transferred to a division role qualifying new formulations in defense applications and was the first to implement water-based paints for TI military systems.

After being elected by her peers to the TI Group Member Technical Staff in 1995, Tina joined the Semiconductor division as a facility technology engineer. During this time, she researched emerging control technologies for capturing, recycling and abating process emissions of greenhouse gases and abating corrosives. Tina authored several process emissions control studies that were published and presented at technical forums for the Semiconductor Industry Associations (SIA) and SEMATECH. Tina was recognized as Senior Member Technical Staff in 1998 for contributions to improve process emissions control technologies.

Tina then joined the TI Environmental Safety and Health (ESH) organization to manage the air emissions permits for multiple manufacturing sites. Representing TI on SIA’s committee, she played a key role in developing the ability to accurately measure greenhouse stack emissions and statistically correlate with process gas usage. The EPA implemented the new stack method into the regulation. Later, she moved into her current role as the corporate environmental risk and compliance auditor traveling to TI’s manufacturing sites globally.

Arkansas Academy of Chemical Engineers, 2018.