Sarah Nitzan

Doctoral Student

Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering

Email: sarah.nitzan AT


Sarah studied General Engineering at Harvey Mudd College, and received her B.S. in 2010. She then studied with Professor Bahram Ravani at U.C. Davis, receiving her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2012. She joined the MEMS lab in 2012, and is currently pursuing a Ph. D in Mechanical Engineering under Professor Horsley.

Area of interest

MEMS Inertial Sensors



  • Nitzan, S.; Su, T.-H.; Ahn, C.H.; Ng, E.J.; Hong, V.; Yang. Y.; Kenny, T.W.; Horsley, D.A. "IMPACT OF GYROSCOPE OPERATION ABOVE THE CRITICAL BIFURCATION THRESHOLD ON SCALE FACTOR AND BIAS INSTABILITY" Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), 2014 IEEE 27th International Conference, vol., no., pp.749-752
  • Nitzan, S.; Ahn, C.H.; Su, T.-H.; Li, M.; Ng, E.J.; Wang, S.; Yang, Z.M.; O'Brien, G.; Boser, B.E.; Kenny, T.W.; Horsley, D.A. "Epitaxially-Encapsulated Polysilicon Disk Resonator Gyroscope" Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), 2013 IEEE 26th International Conference, vol., no., pp.625-628
  • Su, T.-H.; Nitzan, S.; Taheri-Tehrani, P.; Kline, M.; Boser, B.; Horsley, D. A. "MEMS DISK RESONATOR GYROSCOPE WITH INTEGRATED ANALOG FRONT-END," IEEE Sensors 2013,vol., no., pp.1,4, 3-6 Nov. 2013