University of California, Davis
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
1 Shields Ave.
Director UC Davis
David A. Horsley received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1998. From 1998 to 2003, he held research and development positions at Dicon Fiberoptics and Hewlett Packard Laboratories and helped to co-found Onix Microsystems, a manufacturer of fiber-optic switching components. Since 2003, he has been a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, Davis, and he is a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC), the National Science Foundationís Industrial/University Collaborative Research Center (I/UCRC) focused on MEMS research. Professor Horsley is the Co-Founder of Picosense Inc, a developer of low-noise magnetoresistive sensors, and the Co-Founder and CTO of Chirp Microsystems Inc., a manufacturer of ultrasonic sensors using MEMS technology. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundationís CAREER Award, the Outstanding Junior Faculty Award at UC Davis, the 2016 NSF I/UCRC Associationís Schwarzkopf Award for Technological Innovation, and has authored or co-authored over 150 scientific papers and holds over 20 patents.