David A. Horsley

Job title: 
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)
Ph.D. 1998

David A. Horsley is a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, Davis, Vice Chair for Graduate Studies at the University of California, Davis, and a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center.

Professor Horsley’s research interests include micro-fabricated sensors and actuators with applications in optical MEMS, communication, displays, and physical and biological sensors.

Prior to joining the faculty at UC Davis, Professor Horsley held research and development positions at Dicon Fiberoptics, Hewlett Packard Laboratories, and Onix Microsystems. Professor Horsley is the recipient of the National Science Foundation's CAREER Award, the UC Davis College of Engineering's Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, the 2016 Alexander Schwarzkopf Award for Technological Innovation, and the 2016 Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper.

Professor Horsley received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley in 1992, 1994, and 1998 respectively.

Research interests: 

Micro-electromechanical Systems (MEMS), design and manufacturing of microfabricated sensors and actuators, mechatronics and control systems.