Xu Zhang received his Ph.D. and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Science and Technology of China. Zhang’s research aims 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.

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Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

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CMU Engineering

Zhang receives NSF CAREER Award

Xu Zhang received an NSF career grant for his work on device fabrication and system-level applications of atomically thin 2D materials.

MIT Technology Review

Joshi, Zhang named to MIT Technology Review’s “Innovators Under 35” list

ECE’s Gauri Joshi and Xu Zhang have been named to the MIT Technology Review’s 2022 class of “Innovators Under 35” list, which recognizes the brightest young minds working to tackle today’s biggest technology hurdles.

Scott Institute

CMU Engineering faculty awarded Scott Institute seed grants

Eight research projects lead by CMU Engineering faculty have been awarded 2020 Seed Grants for Energy Research by the Scott Institue for Energy Innovation.