Carnegie Mellon University

Xu Zhang

Xu Zhang

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • REH 231
Address 5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Prof. Xu Zhang joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) as a tenure-track assistant professor in September 2019. He received his PhD and Master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a bachelor’s degree in physics from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). From 2017 to 2018, he worked as a postdoctoral associate at Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) at MIT. After that, Prof. Zhang worked as an Enrico Fermi Fellow at the Argonne National Laboratory from 2018 to 2019.

Education

Ph.D., 2017
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

M.S., 2012
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

B.S., 2010
Physics
University of Science and Technology of China

Research

Dr. Zhang’s research interests are to enable new paradigms of nano-devices and their system-level integration, by leveraging the emerging nanomaterials (e.g. atomically thin 2D crystals) and nanotechnology. The scope of research encompasses the building blocks of energy conversion, sensing, actuation, communication and signal conditioning. The target applications include (but not limit to): flexible and adaptive electronics, tunable metalens and energy harvester, etc.

Keywords

  • Atomically Thin 2D Materials
  • Flexible Electronics
  • Energy Harvesting
  • High Frequency Electronics
  • Metalens/Flatlens
  • MEMS