November 21, 2007
Cited for his contribution to micromagnetic modeling research in magnetic data storage, Jimmy Zhu, ABB Professor of Engineering and Director of DSSC has been elected as Fellow of IEEE.
Starting his Ph.D. thesis research in thin film media under advisor Professor H. Neal Bertram, Jimmy did some pioneering micromagnetic simulation study on the correlation between medium transition noise and film microstructure in both longitudinal and perpendicular thin film media.
In 1990, he joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Minnesota as an Assistant Professor. He became a faculty member of DSSC at Carnegie Mellon in the beginning of 1997.
Over the past two decades, Professor Zhu has authored over 200 major journal publications, holds 14 patents, and has given over 50 invited technical talks at various major international conferences. He has graduated 24 Ph.D. students in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, and Physics, and almost all of them are currently working in the data storage industry. His current research interests include novel magnetic recording technology, novel thin film media microstructure for area storage densities beyond 1 Tbits/in2, and development of scalable magnetic random access memory technology.
His research interests outside of data storage area include time reversal method for e-m wave based target detection and imaging in a highly cluttered environment, in which he and his students have been quite successful over the past three years.