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Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Interim Department Chair

PhD 2010, University of Colorado at Boulder



Contact Information

Phone (808) 956-7081
Research Website


Research Interests

  • Nanotechnology and nanomaterials
  • Micro/nano devices, systems, and structures
  • Applied/experimental mechanics
  • Nanomanufacturing


Selected Publications

      1. J.J. Brown, R.C. Mettler, O.D. Supekar, V.M. Bright, “Nonlinear Mechanics of Interlocking Cantilevers,” J. Appl. Mech., 2017. DOI:10.1115/1.4038195
      1. J.J. Brown, N.C. Moore, O.D. Supekar, J.C. Gertsch, V.M. Bright. “Ultrathin Thermoacoustic Nanobridge Loudspeakers from ALD on Polyimide.” Nanotechnology, 2016, 27, 475504. DOI:10.1088/0957-4484/27/47/475504
      1. J.J. Brown, S.-H. Lee, J. Xiao, Z.C. Wu. “Observations of Stress Accumulation and Relaxation in Solid-State Lithiation and Delithiation of Suspended Si Microcantilevers.” Physica Status Solidi A, 2016, 213, 2156–2168. DOI:10.1002/pssa.201532671
      1. J.J. Brown, V.M. Bright. “Mechanical Interfacing Using Suspended Ultrathin Films from ALD.” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 2016, 25, 356–361. DOI:10.1109/JMEMS.2016.2519341
      1. J.J. Brown, M. Muoth, C. Hierold, V.M. Bright. “Electron Diffraction of an In Situ Strained Double-Walled Carbon Nanotube.” Advanced Materials, 2015, 27, 766–770. DOI:10.1002/adma.201404391
      1. J.J. Brown, V.M. Bright. “Thermal Actuators.” in: B. Bhushan (ed.), Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology, 2nd ed., Springer Science+Business Media, Dordrecht 2015. DOI:10.1007/978-94-007-6178-0_313-2
      1. N.T. Eigenfeld, J.M. Gray, J.J. Brown, G.D. Skidmore, S.M. George, V.M. Bright. “Ultra-Thin 3D Nano-Devices from Atomic Layer Deposition on Polyimide.” Advanced Materials, 2014, 26, 3962 – 3967. DOI:10.1002/adma.201400410
      1. J.J. Brown, R.A. Hall, P.E. Kladitis, S.M. George, V.M. Bright. “Molecular Layer Deposition on Carbon Nanotubes.” ACS Nano, 24 September 2013, 7(9), 7812 – 7823. DOI:10.1021/nn402733g
      2. J.J. Brown, A.I. Baca, K.A. Bertness, D.A. Dikin, R.S. Ruoff, V.M. Bright. “Tensile measurement of single crystal gallium nitride nanowires on MEMS test stages,” Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, April 2011, 166, 177 – 186. DOI:10.1016/j.sna.2010.04.002


Courses Taught

  • ME 331 Materials Science and Engineering F2017, F2018, F2019
  • ME 448 Nanosystem and Microsystem Design S2020
  • ME 648 Nanosystems S2020
  • ME 671/CEE 671 Continuum Mechanics S2020
  • ME 691 Graduate Seminar S2020
  • ME 696-3 Advanced Topics: Nanosystems S2018, S2019
  • Mechanical Engineering 3021 Fluid Mechanics (U of Colorado Boulder) S2015
  • Mechanical Engineering 3021 Fluid Mechanics (U of Colorado Boulder) F2014
  • Mechanical Engineering 4037 Measurements Lab (U of Colorado Boulder) F2014
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