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


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Harris Hall

Harris J. Hall completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, conducting research on mechanical MEMS/NEMS switches and thermal-piezoresistive resonators and self-sustained oscillators. He earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1999), and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology (2001). He was an active duty USAF officer for nearly 10 years prior to being awarded a 2009 DoD SMART scholarship to conduct his doctoral studies. Harris is a flight test engineer graduate of the USAF Test Pilot School, a licensed PE (Electrical) in New Mexico, and a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu.

Thesis Title: “VHF Thermal Piezoresistive Resonators and Self-Sustained Oscillators”

Defense Date: 5 April 2013


  • Hall, H. J., Rahafrooz, A., Brown, J. J., Bright, V. M., & Pourkamali, S. (2012). “I-shaped thermally actuated VHF resonators with submicron components”. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, Volume 195,1 June 2013, Pages 160-166 doi:10.1016/j.sna.2012.12.006
  • Hall, H.J., D.E. Walker, L. Wang, R.C. Fitch, J.S. Bunch, S. Pourkamali, V.M. Bright (2013) “Mode Selection Behavior of VHF Thermal Piezoresistive Self-Sustained Oscillators” TRANSDUCERS 2013 The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems, June 16-20, 2013, Barcelona, Spain
  • Hall, H. J., Rahafrooz, A., Brown, J. J., Bright, V. M., & Pourkamali, S. (2012). “Thermally Actuated I-Shaped Electromechanical VHF Resonators,” Proceedings of IEEE 25th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, pp. 737-740, Jan 2012, Paris, France.
  • H.J. Hall, B.D. Davidson, S.M. George, and V.M. Bright, “ALD enabled nickel MEMS switches for digital logic,” Proc. ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, paper number: IMECE2011-63763, 9 pages, Nov. 2011, Denver, CO.


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