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Bright, Victor Mark



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research overview

  • Prof. Bright's research is in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and nanotechnology with integrated sensing, control, and actuation. To build nano-scale systems, Prof. Bright's research integrates semiconductor microfabrication, atomic layer deposition, and advanced electronics packaging, combined with modeling and simulation. Applications of this work are in novel materials, microelectronics, microwave and optical communications, mechanical signal processing, sensors in extreme environments, and bioengineering. Educational component of this work includes development of low cost micro-scale instrumentation for laboratory experiments to provide a novel hands-on approach in teaching traditional engineering disciplines. Prof. Bright's research group is multidisciplinary, composed of students with diverse backgrounds in engineering, physics, chemistry, and biology.


  • electronics manufacturing, microsensors, microactuators, micro- and millimeter-scale mechanisms and systems, opto-electronics, optical, magnetic and RF microsystems, atomic-layer deposited (ALD) materials, nano-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS), micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), N/MEMS and electronics reliability, electronics packaging


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courses taught

  • MCEN 5636 - Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
    Addresses issues of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) modeling, design, and fabrication. Emphasizes the design and fabrication of sensors and actuators due to significance of these devices in optics, medical instruments, navigation components, communications, and robotics. Department consent required.
  • MCEN 6959 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Summer 2023


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