Sarah Nitzan

Doctoral Student
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Email: sarah.nitzan AT


Integrated Microgyroscopes with Improved Scale-Factor and Bias Stability


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



  • S. H. Nitzan, V. Zega, M. Li, C. H. Ahn, A. Corigliano, T. W. Kenny, and D. A. Horsley, “Self-induced parametric amplification arising from nonlinear elastic coupling in a micromechanical resonating disk gyroscope,” Sci. Rep., vol. 5, Mar. 2015.
    doi: 10.1038/srep09036
  • Mo Li; Nitzan, S.; Horsley, D.A., “Frequency-Modulated Lorentz Force Magnetometer With Enhanced Sensitivity via Mechanical Amplification,” Electron Device Letters, IEEE , vol.36, no.1, pp.62,64, Jan. 2015
    doi: 10.1109/LED.2014.2372617
  • Tsanh-Hung Su; Nitzan, S.H.; Taheri-Tehrani, P.; Kline, M.H.; Boser, B.E.; Horsley, D.A., “Silicon MEMS Disk Resonator Gyroscope With an Integrated CMOS Analog Front-End,” Sensors Journal, IEEE , vol.14, no.10, pp.3426,3432, Oct. 2014
    doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2014.2335735


  • Nitzan, S.; Su, T.-H.; Ahn, C.; Ng, E.; Hong, V.; Yang, Y.; Kenny, T.; 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 on , vol., no., pp.749,752, 26-30 Jan. 2014
    doi: 10.1109/MEMSYS.2014.6765749
  • Su, T.-H.; Nitzan, S.; Taheri-Tehrani, P.; Kline, M.; Boser, B.; Horsley, D.A, “MEMS disk resonator gyroscope with integrated analog front-end,” SENSORS, 2013 IEEE , vol., no., pp.1,4, 3-6 Nov. 2013
    doi: 10.1109/ICSENS.2013.6688164
  • 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 on , vol., no., pp.625,628, 20-24 Jan. 2013
    doi: 10.1109/MEMSYS.2013.6474319
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