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Richard Brown Dean of Engineering & Professor www.coe.utah.edu/brown brown@utah.edu

Richard B. Brown received B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering (computer emphasis) from Brigham Young University in1976, and then worked in industry for five years before returning to school at the University of Utah, where he earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1981. He joined the Electrical & Computer Engineering (EECS) faculty at the University of Michigan, where he served as associate chair for EE and as interim chair of EECS. In July 2004, Professor Brown was appointed the 11th Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Utah. He is Professor in the departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering and School of Computing and Adjunct Professor in Bioengineering. He also has an appointment at the University of Michigan as Adjunct Professor in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. Prof. Brown conducts research in two general areas, solid-state sensors and integrated circuits. Related sub-areas are Chemical Sensors; Neural Interfaces; Electronic Circuit Clocking; Circuit Design; High Performance Microprocessors; Mixed Signal Microprocessors. In the sensor work, he has enjoyed fruitful collaborative relationships with researchers in chemistry and medicine. He has been active in technology transfer and is a founder of Sensicore, i-sens, and Mobius Microsystems.

Publications (* indicates that the person was his postdoctoral student when the published work was done.) Full Articles in Refereed Journals S. S. Kellis, P. A. House, K. E. Thomson, R. B. Brown, B. E. Greger, “Human Neocortical Electrical Activity Recorded on Nonpenetrating Microwire Arrays: Applicability for Neuro Prosthesis,” Neurosurgical Focus, vol. 27, no. 1, E9, July 2009. (DOI: 10.3171/2009) M. S. McCorquodale, G. A. Carichner, J. D. O’Day, S. M. Pernia, S. Kubba, E. D. Marsman, J. J. Kuhn, R. B. Brown, “A 25-MHz Self-Referenced Solid-State Frequency Source Suitable for XO-Replacement,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and System, vol. 56, issue 5, pp. 943-956, May 2009. S. M. Martin, F. H. Gebara, T. D. Strong, R. B. Brown, “A Fully Differential Potentiostat,” IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 9, issue 2, pp. 135-142, Feb. 2009. S. Kellis, K. Miller, K. Thomson, R. Brown, P. House, B. Greger, “Decoding Spoken Words Using Local Field Potentials Recorded from the Cortical Surface”, Journal of Neural Engineering, vol. 7, no. 5, Oct. 2010. (DOI: 10.1088/17412560/7/5/056007)

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Refereed Conferences (* Indicates archival proceedings) R. K. Franklin, S. Joo*, S. Negi, F. Solzbacher, R. B. Brown, “A Comparison of Fabrication Methods for Iridium Oxide Reference Electrodes”, 2009 IEEE Sensors, Christchurch, New Zealand, Oct. 25-28, 2009, pp. 1086-1089. S. S. Kellis, P. A. House, K. E. Thomson, R. B. Brown, B. E. Greger, “Neuroprosthetic Application of Human Neocortical Electrical Activity Recorded on Nonpenetrating Microwire Arrays,” Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, Oct. 17-21, 2009, Abstract 216.10 A. Ghosh, R. Rao, R. Brown, “A Centralized Supply Voltage and Local Body BiasBased Compensation Approach to Mitigate Within-die Process Variation”, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design 2009, San Francisco, CA, Aug. 19-21, 2009, pp. 45-50. A. Ghosh, R. B. Brown, R. M. Rao, Ching-Te Chuang, “A Precise Negative Bias Temperature Instability Sensor Using Slew-Rate Monitor Circuitry,” IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Taipei, Taiwan, May 24-27, 2009, pp. 381-384. S. Kellis, N. Gaskin, B. Redd, E. Marsman, R. Brown, “Hybrid On-Chip Clocking for Sensor Nodes,”2010 International Symposium on System-on-Chip, Tampere, Finland, Sept. 28-30, 2010, pp. 129-132. S. Kellis, K. J. Miller, K. Thomson, R. Brown, P. House, B. Greger, “Classification of Spoken Words Using Surface Local Field Potentials”, 2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug. 31 -Sept. 4, 2010, pp. 3827-3830. S. Kellis, N. Gaskin, B. Redd, J. Campbell, R. Brown, “Energy Profile of a Microcontroller for Neural Prosthetic Application”, Proceedings of 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), May 29-June 2, 2010, Paris, France, pp. 3841-3844. K. Wu, R. B. Brown, H.-H Cheng, “Schottky Barrier Quantum Well Resonant Tunneling Transistor (SBQWRTT), a.k.a. H Transistor”, MBE Taiwan 2010, Taipei, Taiwan, May 24-25, 2010, pp. 31-32. K. Wu, R. B. Brown, H.-H. Cheng, “Schottky Barrier Quantum Well Resonant Tunneling Transistor (SBQWRTT) a.k.a. H Transistor”, Ultimate Limits of Integration in Semiconductors (ULIS) , Glasgow, Scotland, March 17-19, 2010, pp. 229-232. A. Ghosh, R. Franklin, R.B. Brown, “Analog Circuit Design Methodologies to Improve Negative-Bias Temperature Instability Degradation”, 23rd International Conference on VLSI Design, Bangalore, India, Jan. 3-7, 2010, pp. 369-374.

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