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Center for Memory and Recording Research
Formerly known as Center for Magnetic Recording Research

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Welcome to CMRR - Exploring tomorrow's information storage systems today

CMRR was established at UC San Diego in 1983 to advance the state-of-the-art in information storage technology and to produce highly trained graduate students and postdoctoral professionals for the data storage industry. Pursuing a dynamic, interdisciplinary program of cutting-edge research defined in cooperation with government agencies and industry partners, the Center's faculty, researchers, and students continue to push the frontiers of scientific knowledge and engineering technology to meet society's ever-increasing need for high-performance, reliable, and secure information storage systems.

Faculty, Researchers and Affiliates



Research Affiliates

Prof. Prabhakar R. Bandaru - Nano-materials for magnetic, semiconductor, optical, and MEMS/NEMS devices

Prof. Raymond de Callafon - Dynamic Modeling and Servo Technology

Assoc. Prof. Renkun Chen - Materials and devices for thermal energy conversion, storage and management

Dr. Shane Cybart - Electric Field Controlled Magnetism Using Multiferroic and Magnetic Oxides

Prof. Massimiliano Di Ventra - Electronic and Transport Properties of Nanoscale Systems

Prof. Kai Liu - Nanostructured materials for nanomagnetism, spin-transport, and advanced energy explorations

Assoc Prof. Ping Liu - Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Applications

Assoc. Prof. Zhaowei Liu - Nanoscale Photonics, Nanostructured Materials, and Plasmonics

Adjt. Prof. Vlado A. Lubarda - Mechanics of Solids and Materials

Asst. Prof. Shirley Meng - Energy Storage and Conversion Materials

Prof. Lu Jeu Sham - Condensed Matter Theory

Asst. Prof. Oleg Shpyrko - Nanoscale Dynamics and Structure of Materials

Prof. Steven Swanson - Non-Volatile, Solid-State Memory

Prof. Dimitri Basov - Infrared Spectroscopy of Novel Electronic and Magnetic Materials

Prof. Shaya Fainman - Applied optics and photonics

Prof. Sunil Sinha - Condensed Matter Physics by X-ray and Neturon Scattering

Prof. Alexander Vardy - Coding for storage systems, including disk drives and flash memories

Assoc Prof. Oscar Vazquez Mena - Atomic Two-Dimensional Materials, Nanomaterials for Solar Energy Harvesting, Nanobiosensing and Micromedical Devices

Dr. Eitan Yaakobi - – Information and Coding Theory With Applications to Non-Volatile Memories, Associative Memories, Data Storage and Retrieval, and Voting Theory

Former CMRR Research Members



Research Highlights