Brian Yoxall

Ph.D. Candidate (Summer 2011)

University of California, Davis
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
One Shields Ave.
Davis, Ca 95616

Research Interests:

MEMS optical alignment device design, fabrication, test
Piezoelectric ultrasonic resonant micromotors
Control systems engineering
Vibration measurement and control


· SolidWorks (CAD)
· L-edit (CAD)
· Matlab
· Mathcad
· Origin
· Labview
· Vibration test/analysis
· Machine shop/fabrication
· Project management
· MS office suite & databases
· Oral and written presentation
· Efficiency improvement through analysis automation and tools


Two-Axis MEMS Lens Alignment System for Free-Space Optical Interconnect,  B.E. Yoxall, R. Walmsley, H. Kuo, S. Wang, M. Tan, and D.A. Horsley, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. PP, no. 99, pp. 1-7, 2011.

Electrothermally actuated free space board-to-board optical interconnect with zero power hold,  J.B. Chou, K. Yu, D.A. Horsley, S. Mathai, B. Yoxall, M. Tan, S.Y. Wang, and M.C. Wu, Proceedings of Transducers, pp. 2202-2205, 2009

Robust free space board-to-board optical interconnect with closed loop MEMS tracking,  J. Chou, K. Yu, D. Horsley, B. Yoxall, S. Mathai, M.R.T. Tan, S.-Y. Wang, and M.C. Wu, Applied Physics A,  vol. 95, no. 4, pp. 973-982, 2009.

   Low friction liquid bearing MEMS micromotor, M.-L. Chan, B. Yoxall, H. Park, Z. Kang, I. Izyumin, J. Chou, M. Megens, M.C. Wu, B.E. Boser, and D.A. Horsley, Proc. IEEE MEMS, Jan. 23-27, 2011.