Jan 31, 2001

American Physical Society Honors Seagate's Dieter Weller with Fellowship

Seagate Technology, a leading provider of storage products and technology for the Internet Age, announced that Dieter Weller has been elected to fellowship with the American Physical Society (APS). This honor was given to Weller based on his contributions to the basic understanding of magnetic anisotropy, thermal stability and switching phenomena in high density magnetic recording materials, including both magneto-optical and longitudinal magnetic media.

The APS Fellowship program was created to recognize members who may have made advances in knowledge through original research and publication or made significant and innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology.

"Dieter's most recent work on the thermal stability of magnetic recording media has been at the forefront of the storage industry's push to higher areal density," said Mark Kryder, senior vice president and director of Seagate Research. "With the combination of scientific excellence, technology contribution and relevance and service to the community, I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this honor than Dieter. Seagate is proud to have him as part of the team."

Weller is internationally recognized as one of the leading authorities in the magnetic data storage and thin film magnetism field. He has published over 160 papers in referred journals, has given over 100 invited talks at major universities, conferences and industrial labs and has served on a number of program committees for magnetism meetings. He is also extremely active in the scientific community. He is a member of the Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM) conference advisory board committee, the American Vacuum Society (AVS), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) the National Storage Industry Consortium (NSIC) and program co-chair of the joint MMM/Intermag conference.

Prior to joining Seagate, Weller worked at IBM for 10 years as a research staff member and at Siemens in Erlangen, Germany on magneto-optic recording materials. He has 16 years of industry experience in magnetic recording media, thermal decay and stability, and thin film magnetism. Weller also has four issued U.S. patents and seven pending patent applications.

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