James "Jim" Bain holds a B.S., a M.S., and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering. He received his first degree from the University of Pennsylvania and the other two from Stanford University. Following his graduation in 1993, he joined CMU, where he is now a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and is associate director of the Data Storage Systems Center (DSSC). He is a member of the Materials Research Society and the IEEE Magnetics, IEEE Electron Devices, and IEEE Photonics Societies.
Dr. Xu Zhang will join 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). Dr. Zhang is currently an Enrico Fermi Fellow at the Argonne National Laboratory. He worked as a postdoctoral associate at Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) at MIT from 2017 to 2018.
Emeritus Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D, Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1963
The Pittsburgh Quantum Institute was established in 2012 to help unify and promote research in quantum science and engineering in the Pittsburgh area. PQI members have faculty appointments from Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, and the University of Pittsburgh in physics, chemistry, and engineering disciplines.