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Full name: 
Oliver Brand
Job title: 
; Executive Director, Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology
Technical Interest Groups: Bioengineering, Nanotechnology
Email address: 
Work phone: 
Marcus 4133

Oliver Brand received his diploma degree in Physics from Technical University Karlsruhe, Germany in 1990, and his Ph.D. degree (Doctor of Natural Sciences) from ETH Zurich, Switzerland in 1994.

From 1995 to 1997, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Georgia Tech. From 1997 to 2002, he was a lecturer at ETH Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland and deputy director of the Physical Electronics Laboratory (PEL). In January 2003, Dr. Brand joined the Electrical & Computer Engineering faculty at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Dr. Brand has co-authored more than 120 publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings. His research interests are in the areas of CMOS-based microsystems, microsensors, MEMS fabrication technologies, and microsystem packaging.

Research interests: 
  • Microsensors for Physical, Chemical and Biological Applications
  • Microsensor Fabrication based on IC Technologies
  • Microsystem Packaging
  • General Co-Chair, 2008 IEEE Int. Conf. on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems
  • Co-Editor, Wiley-VCH book series Advanced Micro and Nanosystems
  • Member Editorial Board, Sensor and Materials
  • Co-Recipient, 2005 IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award
  • Senior Member, IEEE

O. Brand, "Microsensor integration into systems-on-chip," Proc. IEEE 94 (2006) 1160-1176.

J.H. Seo, O. Brand, "High-Q factor resonant sensor platform for chemical and biological applications," in Transducers '05, Digest of Technical Papers, 2005, pp. 593-596.

O. Brand, G.K. Fedder (vol. eds.), Advanced Micro and Nanosystems, Volume 2: CMOS-MEMS, Wiley-VCH, 2005.

S. Hafizovic, D. Barrettino, T. Volden, J. Sedivy, K.-U. Kirstein, O. Brand, A. Hierlemann, "Single-chip mechatronic microsystem for surface imaging and force response studies," Proc. National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 49 (2004) 17011-17015.

A. Hierlemann, O. Brand, C. Hagleitner, H. Baltes, "Microfabrication techniques for chemical/biosensors," Proc. IEEE 91 (2003) 839-863.

D. Lange, O. Brand, H. Baltes, CMOS Cantilever Sensor Systems: Atomic Force Microscopy and Gas Sensing Applications, Springer, 2002.

A. Schaufelbühl, N. Schneeberger, U. Münch, M. Waelti, O. Paul, O. Brand, H. Baltes, C. Menolfi, Q. Huang, M. Loepfe, E. Doering, "Uncooled low-cost thermal imager based on micromachined CMOS integrated sensor array," J. Microelectromechanical Systems 10 (2001) 503-510.

C. Hagleitner, A. Hierlemann, D. Lange, A. Kummer, N. Kerness, O. Brand, H. Baltes, "Smart single-chip gas sensor microsystem," Nature 414 (2001) 293-296.

T. Müller, M. Brandl, O. Brand, H. Baltes, "An industrial CMOS process family adapted for the fabrication of smart silicon sensors," Sensors and Actuators A 84 (2000) 126-133.

Last revised January 31, 2023