Victor Bright—117th Distinguished Research Lecture: "Microscale Sensors and Machines"

Have you ever wondered if you could swallow a robot that could navigate inside your body and look around? So has Richard Feynman, a Nobel laureate, who gave a 1959 lecture at Caltech titled “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom,” in which he asked: “What are the possibilities of small but movable machines?” This event marked the beginning of MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS), machines that are often smaller in size than a speck of dust.

MEMS is a technology that conveys the advantages of miniaturization where multiple mechanical parts, like transistors in microelectronics, function as the building blocks of a tiny, smart micromachine that can sense, analyze and communicate. Microscale sensors and micromachines are flourishing and have penetrated all aspects of our lives and every corner of human existence, in products such as:

  • Smart phones
  • Efficient and safe automobiles
  • Personalized medicine

Join us as we learn from Professor Bright about this truly disruptive technology that allows us to live in a smart, technologically interconnected world.

Tuesday, November 2 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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