- Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Utah. Project: Multiple-Sensor Chemical Transducer
- M.S., Electrical Engineering, Brigham Young University. Project: Logic State and Timing Analyzer
- B.S., Cum Laude, Highest Honors, Electrical Engineering, Brigham Young University
Chemical Sensors; Neural Interfaces; Electronic Circuit Clocking; Circuit Design; High Performance Microprocessors; Mixed Signal Microprocessors; Biomedical Implants.
Richard B. Brown received his bachelors and masters degrees in electrical engineering from
Prof. Brown has conducted major research projects in the development of sensors (for ions, heavy metals and neurochemicals) and microprocessors (high-performance, low-power, and mixed-signal). He holds 17 patents and has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications. He was the Micropower Electronics task leader in the University of Michigan’s NSF Wireless Integrated Microsystems Engineering Research Center. He has won a variety of teaching and research awards.
At the University of Michigan, Prof. Brown served as Associate Chair for the Electrical Engineering Division of EECS for four years and then as Interim Chair of EECS. He has served on NSF, ASME and DARPA advisory committees for emerging technologies and VLSI education, and on two national advisory committees at other universities. He has been supportive of entrepreneurial activities and personally involved in technology transfer as a founder of Sensicore, i-sens, and Mobius Microsystems.
In July 2004, Prof. Brown was appointed the eleventh Dean of the