Building Breakthrough Materials
From ultralight nanotubes to conductive inks, we’re pioneering next generation materials for a smarter world.
TE Connectivity (TE) has a long history of materials science leadership, including our development of heat shrink tubing in 1957 with our Raychem product line. We recommit to this each year by reinvesting five percent of our revenue in research and development. In partnership with leading research institutions and our customers, our engineers are constantly searching for ways to make solutions that are lighter, greener, tougher, or more conductive. Examples include high-performance carbon nanotubes that reduce weight in aerospace applications, conductive inks that are making manufacturing processes cleaner, and miniaturized components that are enabling a new generation of wearable technology. Through our Advanced Development Labs, we’re exploring technologies several generations out, as we work to develop essential technologies for an increasingly connected world. We're not just designing for today; we’re designing for the next 20 years.
Our work is changing how the world connects – down to the molecular level. Watch Jim Toth, Senior Director of Materials Science, discuss advanced development at TE.
Articles and Papers
Director, Advanced Development Group, TE Connectivity
With a degree in electrical engineering, Peter Dutton has expertise in fiber optics, vibration testing, reliability testing, project management, product development, statistical techniques and quality function deployment (QFD). Peter has more than 30 years of experience within the military and commercial aerospace industries, including military ground vehicles and ships. View Peter Dutton’s full profile.
Senior Manager, Materials Engineering, TE Connectivity
Ting Gao is a Senior Manager of Materials Engineering for TE Connectivity's Advanced Technology Materials Group. She has been with TE for almost 11 years and holds a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of California, USA. She received her Bachelor of Science in Physics from Nanjing University, China. View Ting Gao’s full profile page.
Principal Engineer, Materials Science, TE Connectivity
Rod Martens is a Principal Engineer within TE Connectivity's Materials Science group. He has been with the company for five years and currently focuses on contact interface (Contact Physics), which is at the heart of every separable connector. Rod is a senior member of IEEE and will be chairing IEEE Conference on Electric Contacts 2017/2018. He is also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Click here to view Rod’s full profile