David A. Horsley

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Education

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1998
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1994
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1992

Background

David Horsley received a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley in 1998 for his work on the design and control of a microfabricated actuator for magnetic hard disk drives. Upon graduation, Dr. Horsley joined Dicon Fiberoptics, where he initiated the development of passive fiber-optics components based on MEMS technology. From 1999-2000, Dr. Horsley was a member of Hewlett Packard Laboratories, where he and his colleagues developed a MEMS-based storage device based on scanning probe technology. In 2000, Dr. Horsley joined start-up Onix Microsystems, where he was one of the core team that conceived and designed a large fiber-optic cross-connect switch based on optical beamsteering. Since July 2003, Dr. Horsley has been a member of the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at UCD where he is continuing to work on precision-controlled micromechanical devices.

Research Interests

Micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), Optical MEMS, Sensors, Mechatronics and automatic control