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Victor M. Bright received his BSEE degree from the University of Colorado - Denver in 1986, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1989 and 1992, respectively. Dr. Bright is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado Boulder.  From 2005 through 2007, he was the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering, and from 2009-2013 was the Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering. Currently, he is a Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to joining the University of Colorado, he was a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio (1992-1997).  During 2004 he was a Visiting Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH-Zurich), Switzerland. Prof. Bright's research activities include nano- and micro-electro-mechanical systems (N/MEMS), silicon micromachining, microsensors/microactuators, optical, magnetic and RF microsystems, atomic-layer deposited materials, N/MEMS reliability, and N/MEMS packaging. Dr. Bright was the General Co-Chair of the IEEE MEMS 2005 International Conference, Miami, FL.  He also served on the Technical Program Committees for the Transducers’03, Transducers’07, Transducers’13, IEEE/LEOS Optical MEMS 2003-2005, and Hilton Head 2008 Solid-State Sensors and Actuators Workshop. He has taught a Short Course on MEMS Packaging at Transducers’03 and Transducers’05. Prof. Bright was the General Technical Chair for the Transducers 2015 International Conference, Anchorage, AK, and he is an elected member of the International Steering Committee for the IEEE Solid-State Sensors and Actuators (Transducers) Biannual Conference. From 2005-2018 he was an Editor for the Micromechanics Section of the Journal of Sensors and Actuators A-Physical, Elsevier. Prof. Bright is a Fellow of ASME and a Fellow of IEEE. He is the recipient of the 2010-2011 Boulder Faculty Assembly Award for Excellence in Service and of the 2007-2008 Boulder Faculty Assembly Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarly and Creative Work, University of Colorado, Boulder. Prof. Bright has over 300 publications in the field of sensors, microactuators and microsystems and has advised over 50 PhD and MS graduate students during his career.

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