Carnegie Mellon University

Data Storage Systems Center

College of Engineering

Yu Yan

Yu Yan

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

  • 246 Roberts Engineering Hall
Address 5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Yu Yan received her B.S. (2018) in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Science & Technology in Beijing and her M.S. (2019) in Materials Science and Engineering, from Carnegie Mellon University. She is a Ph.D. student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department of Carnegie Mellon University. Her work focuses specifically on the micromagnetic modelling of HAMR media.


Yu Yan’s research interests are in micromagnetic modelling of HAMR media. She recently works on understanding and simulation of the switching process of L10 FePt grains during recording.


J. -G. Zhu and Y. Yan, "Incoherent Magnetic Switching of L1₀ FePt Grains," in IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 57, no. 3, pp. 1-9, March 2021

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