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Soner Sonmezoglu, Ph.D. 2017

Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Prof. Horsley
(530) 752-5180
Research Interests: MEMS Sensors, Analog Integrated Circuits
Job Interests: Academic, industry R&D

BIOGRAPHY
received the B.S. and M.S. degrees (with high honors) in electrical and electronics engineering from Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey, in 2010 and 2012, respectively. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering at the University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, USA. He was a Research Assistant with the Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems Research and Applications Center, METU, between 2010 and 2013. He has been a Graduate Research Assistant with the University of California at Davis since 2013. His research interests include MEMS sensors and analog integrated circuits.

MEMS Electronic Compass: Three-Axis Magnetometer [BPN599]
The goal of this is project is to develop a low-power three axis MEMS magnetic sensor
suitable for use as an electronic compass in smart phones and portable electronics. Our objective
is to achieve a resolution of 200 nT/rt Hz and power consumption of 5 mW/axis with DC power
supply of 3.3V. To enable co-integration with a 3-axis accelerometer, we seek to optimize sensor
performance without the need for a vacuum seal. Although past devices designed by our group have
demonstrated that our resolution goal is reachable, these devices suffered from dc offset larger
than Earth's field and required an external programmable oscillator for operation. Here, we aim
to reduce offset by two orders of magnitude and develop self-oscillation loops to excite the
sensor at its natural frequency.


Current Active Projects:
BPN599
 

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