Carnegie Mellon University

Data Storage Systems Center

College of Engineering

Wenyi Zhang

Wenyi Zhang

PhD Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • 346A Roberts Engineering Hall
Address 5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Wenyi Zhang received a bachelor’s degree in physics from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) in 2019. She is currently a PhD student at the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department working under the supervision of Professor Jim Bain. Her current research focuses on thermal characterization for near-field transducer (NFT) heat sinking material and heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) light delivery system design and simulation.


Research interests: Heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR), Integrated Photonics

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Experimental investigation of optical heating in NFT under high laser power conditions  (DSSC 2023 Spring Technical Review)  vid-icon.gif
Lumped element description for segmented NFT (DSSC 2022 Winter Technical Review)  vid-icon.gif
NFT Design and Materials (DSSC 2022 West Coast Technical Review)  vid-icon.gif

Improving HAMR NFT Thermal Designs (DSSC 2021 Fall Technical Review) download PDF vid-icon.gif
Simulation and fabrication of HAMR light delivery system (DSSC 2021 West Coast Technical Review)  vid-icon.gif

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