Carnegie Mellon University

Vincent Sokalski

Vincent Sokalski

Affiliated Faculty, DSSC
Assistant Research Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Address 5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Professor Sokalski obtained his B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007 followed by M.S. and Ph.D degrees from Carnegie Mellon University in 2009 and 2011 also in Materials Science & Engineering. During his graduate research, he studied perpendicular magnetic recording in the Data Storage Systems Center at CMU evaluating microstructural and crystallographic details of magnetic thin films to improve hard disc drive storage capacity. Following his graduate work, he spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at CMU working on spin devices for low-power memory and electronics. He joined the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University in September of 2013.