David Horsley

Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
UC Davis

David Horsley is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, Davis, and Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC). He is also a co-founder and CTO of Chirp Microsystems, a manufacturer of ultrasonic sensors using MEMS technology, and a co-founder of Picosense, a developer of low-noise magnetoresistive sensors. He was the co-chair of the 2016 IEEE Sensors Conference and the Transducer Research Foundation’s 2017 Napa Microsystems Workshop. David is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award and the Outstanding Junior Faculty Award at UC Davis. His invention, a MEMS-based ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, was awarded the 2016 NSF I/UCRC Association’s Schwarzkopf Award for Technological Innovation. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 scientific papers and holds some 20 patents.

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