Multidisciplinary Engineering Micro-Systems Group
 Mechanical Engineering: University of Colorado at Boulder

Victor M. Bright


Joseph J. Brown

Jason Gray

Yizi Xu


Nathan Eigenfeld

Jonas Gertsch

Jaclyn Sprenger

Soraya Terrab

Alex Watson

Joel Weber


CU MEMS Alumni



CU MEMS Critters

Group Outings


Graduated CU students advised and co-advised by V.M. Bright.

Defense Date:
Thesis: "VHF Thermal Piezoresistive Resonators and Self-Sustained Oscillators"
Defense Date: 5 April 2013
Thesis: "As-grown Gallium Nitride Nanowire Electromechanical Resonators"
Defense Date: 17 December 2012
Thesis: "Development, Fabrication, and Experimantal Study of Flat Polymer Micro Heat Pipes"
Defense Date: 12 January 2012
Thesis: "Manipulation and Detection of Superparamagntic Beads with Spin-Valves"
Defense Date: 6 January 2011
Thesis: "Integrated Sensors for Real-Time Monitoring of Filtration Performance During Membrane-Based Liquid Separations"
Defense Date: 7 January 2011
Thesis: "CMOS Compatible ALD Tungsten Nanoelectromechanical Devices"
Defense Date: 11 November 2010
Thesis: "Nanomaterial Characterization Using Actuated Microelectromechanical Testing Stages"
Defense Date: 11 November 2010
Thesis: "Controlled Dielectrophoretic Nanowire Self-Assembly on Suspended Microfabricated Electrodes"
Defense Date: 13 April 2010
Thesis: "Instrumentation Interfacing for MEMS Mechanical Test Systems"
Defense Date: 12 April 2010
Thesis: "Design, Fabrication and Characterization of All-Solid-State 3-D Rechargeable Li On-Chip Batteries with Si Rod Structured Electrode"
Defense Date: 12 April 2010
Ho-Chiao (Rick) Chuang, Ph.D.
Thesis: "Design, Fabrication and Characterization of Tunable External Cavity Diode Laser and Atom Trapping Chips for Atomic Physics"
Defense Date: 10 September 2008
Christopher DeLuca, M.S.
Project Title: Micro Cryogenic Coolers (MCC) for Terahertz Imagers Utilizing Superconducting Hot Electron Bolometers
Y.J. "Richard" Chang, Ph.D.
Thesis: "Novel Applications of SU-8 and ALD Materials in Fabrication of Micro- and Nano-Scale Devices"
Defense Date: 30 April 2008
Brian McCarthy, Ph.D.
Thesis:"Solder Self-Assembled, Surface Micromachined MEMS for Micromirror Applications and Atom Trapping"
Defense Date: 5 November 2005
Marie Tripp, Ph.D.
Thesis:"Atomic layer deposited thin films for micro- and nano electromechanical systems with applications in short-wavelength adaptive optics"
Defense Date: 4 April 2005
Zhongxia Zhang, Ph.D.

Thesis:"Development of Sensors for Real-Time Characterization of Concentration Polarization and Membrane Fouling"
Co-Adviser: A.R. Greenberg
Defense Date: 7 January 2005

Oyvind Nilson, Ph.D.
Thesis:"Optically Holographic Interferometric Vapor Sensor Arrays"
Defense Date: November 2003
Li-Anne Liew, M.S., Ph.D.
Thesis:"Polymer-Derived Silicon Carbonitride as New Technology for Microelectromechanical Systems"
Defense Date: 22 August 2002
Ryan Linderman, M.S., Ph.D.
Thesis:"Development and Experimental Characterization of the Resonant Micro Fan"
Defense Date: 18 July 2002
Nils D. Hoivik, Ph.D.

Thesis:"Development, Modeling and Characterization of Flip-Chip Assembled Silicon MEMS for RF Applications"
Defense Date: 14 November 2002

M. Adrian Michalicek, Ph.D.

Thesis:"Flip-Chip Fabrication of Advanced Microelectromechanical Systems and Integrated Microsystems"
Defense Date: 24 August 2001

Paul Kladitis, Ph.D.
Thesis: "Issues in the Design, Modeling, and Manufacture of Multiple Joint Solder Self-Assembled Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)"
Defense Date: 20 July 2001
Adisorn Tuantranont, Ph.D.
Thesis:"Optical Phase Modulation Beam Steering Using Silicon Micromachined and Hybrid Integrated Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems"
Defense Date: 5 June 2001
David Miller, M.S.
Thesis: "MEMS Microswitch Array"
Defense Date: Spring 2000
Seth Frader-Thompson, M.S.
Thesis: "Copper Electroplating for MEMS and Ultracold Atom Optics"
Defense Date: 30 August 2002

Last Updated: May 2014
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