Mark Kryder

Emeritus University Professor – ECE Affiliated Faculty – DSSC
Department Data Storage Systems Center
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office 235 Roberts Engineering Hall
Telephone (412)-268-3513
Fax (412)-268-6978
Assistant Jacqueline Chraska

Research Interests

Ultrahigh-Density Magnetic Recording

This project is directed at developing heads and media for recording at densities of 1Tbpsi ten times the current densitywhich is expected to enable storage of over 400 Gbytes in a 2.5 inch disk drive. The work involves extensive use of microfabrication facilities to develop new magnetic materials and processes for heads and media, as well as development of new test systems for characterizing magnetic recording heads and media.

Probe Storage Technology

The goal of this project is to study the feasibility of making a probe storage device with a capacity of 10 Gbytes in a SD-Flash form factor. Writing and reading approaches are being evaluated.

In the News

  • Mark Kryder Receives 2014 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering
  • Kryder Receives Distinguished Alumni Award
  • ECE Faculty Earn CIT Awards
  • Kryder Awarded Singapore's Public Service Medal
  • "Kryder's Law" Featured in *Scientific American*
  • Schlesinger Heads Data Storage Systems Center
  • Kryder Wins Vectors/Pittsburgh Prize
  • ECE Students and CMU Alumni Join For Seagate Tour
  • Seagate's Research Arm Moves to New Pittsburgh Facility: Proximity to CMU Key to Office's Success
  • Rutenbar Receives Jatras (E47) Chair and Aristotle Award
  • ECE News: November 2000
  • External Press

  • Kryder's Law
  •  Mark  Kryder

    Carnegie Mellon, 1978

    Research Area

    Device Science and Nanofabrication


    Magnetic recording, optical recording and ferroelectric materials


    PhD, 1970
    Electrical Engineering and Physics
    California Institute of Technology

    MS, 1966
    Electrical Engineering
    California Institute of Technology

    BS, 1965
    Electrical Engineering
    Stanford University