Soner Sonmezoglu

Doctoral Student
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: ssonmezoglu AT


3-Axis MEMS Gyroscope
3-Axis Lorentz-Force Magnetic Sensors for Electronic Compass Applications


Soner Sonmezoglu 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 University of California, Davis, CA under the supervision of Professor David A. Horsley. His research interests include microelectromechanical systems, MEMS inertial sensors, CMOS IC design, capacitive interface and control electronics.

Area of interest

microelectromechanical systems
MEMS inertial sensors
CMOS IC design
capacitive interface and control electronics.



  • Sonmezoglu, S.; Taheri-Tehrani, P.; Valzasina, C.; Falorni, L.G.; Zerbini, S.; Nitzan, S.; Horsley, D.A., “Single-Structure Micromachined Three-Axis Gyroscope With Reduced Drive-Force Coupling,” in Electron Device Letters, IEEE , vol.36, no.9, pp.953-956, Sept. 2015
    doi: 10.1109/LED.2015.2454511
  • S. Sonmezoglu, M. Li, and D. A. Horsley, “Force-rebalanced Lorentz force magnetometer based on a micromachined oscillator,” Applied Physics Letters, vol. 106, no. 9, p. 093504, Mar. 2015.
    doi: 10.1063/1.4914177
  • Sonmezoglu, S.; Alper, S.E.; Akin, T., “An Automatically Mode-Matched MEMS Gyroscope With Wide and Tunable Bandwidth,” Microelectromechanical Systems, Journal of , vol.23, no.2, pp.284,297, April 2014
    doi: 10.1109/JMEMS.2014.2299234
  • Li, M.; Sonmezoglu, S.; Horsley, D.A, “Extended Bandwidth Lorentz Force Magnetometer Based on Quadrature Frequency Modulation,” Microelectromechanical Systems, Journal of , vol.PP, no.99, pp.1,1
    doi: 10.1109/JMEMS.2014.2330055


  • M. Li, S. Sonmezoglu, E.J. Ng, V.A. Hong, C.H. Ahn, Y. Yang, T.W. Kenny, and D.A. Horsley, “Lorentz force magnetometer with quadrature frequency modulation,” Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems Workshop, Hilton Head 2014, pp. 52-55, Jun 2014.
  • Li, M.; Rouf, V.T.; Sonmezoglu, S.; Horsley, D.A, “Magnetic sensors based on micromechanical oscillators,” Frequency Control Symposium (FCS), 2014 IEEE International , vol., no., pp.1,3, 19-22 May 2014
    doi: 10.1109/FCS.2014.6859914
  • Sonmezoglu, S.; Gavcar, H.D.; Azgin, K.; Alper, S.E.; Akin, T., “Simultaneous detection of linear and coriolis accelerations on a mode-matched MEMS gyroscope,” Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), 2014 IEEE 27th International Conference on , vol., no., pp.32,35, 26-30 Jan. 2014
    doi: 10.1109/MEMSYS.2014.6765566
  • Sonmezoglu, S.; Alper, S.E.; Akin, T., “A high performance automatic mode-matched MEMS gyroscope with an improved thermal stability of the scale factor,” Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS & EUROSENSORS XXVII), 2013 Transducers & Eurosensors XXVII: The 17th International Conference on , vol., no., pp.2519,2522, 16-20 June 2013
    doi: 10.1109/Transducers.2013.6627318
  • Sonmezoglu, S.; Alper, S.E.; Akin, T., “An automatically mode-matched MEMS gyroscope with 50 Hz bandwidth,” Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), 2012 IEEE 25th International Conference on , vol., no., pp.523,526, Jan. 29 2012-Feb. 2 2012
    doi: 10.1109/MEMSYS.2012.6170231
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