Dr. Oliver Brand received his undergraduate 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. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Georgia Tech from 1995-1997 and a lecturer at ETH Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland and deputy director of the Physical Electronics Laboratory (PEL) from 1997 to 2002. In January 2003, Dr. Brand joined the Electrical & Computer Engineering faculty at Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Brand has co-authored more than 190 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.