Carnegie Mellon University

Data Storage Systems Center

College of Engineering

Chengchao Xu

Chengchao Xu

PhD Student (2nd year), Electrical and Computer Engineering

Address 5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Chengchao Xu is a second-year Ph.D. student in the DSSC at ECE department, advised by Prof. Jimmy Zhu and Prof. David Laughlin. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Tongji University and an M.S. in Materials Science from Carnegie Mellon University.

For more information, please check out his LinkedIn page.


Chengchao’s research focuses on the HAMR(heat-assisted magnetic recording) media material, including the fabrication method for granular FePt-L10 media, the atomistic modeling of thin film growth and advanced TEM techniques including atomic resolution STEM analysis. He's also interested in the development of novel directed self-assembly patterning methods using colloidal nanoparticles.

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