Dec 17, 2003

Seagate Research Director Dr. Roy Chantrell Named American Physical Society Fellow

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. - Seagate (NYSE: STX) today announced that Dr. Roy Chantrell, a Research Director at Seagate Technology, was elected a Fellow by the American Physical Society (APS). Representing more than 42,000 members from all around the world, the APS promotes the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics in the belief that an understanding of the nature of the physical universe will be of benefit to all humanity. The Society also publishes the world's most prestigious and widely read physics research journals.

Dr. Chantrell was nominated by the APS Topical Group on Magnetism and its Applications. The APS citation honors Dr. Chantrell: "For contributions to the theory of nanoparticle magnetism and the development of theoretical and computational approaches to the problem of thermally activated magnetization reversal."

Dr. Chantrell joins other members of Seagate who are also APS Fellows including Dr. Mark Kryder and Dr. Dieter Weller. The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who 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. Each year, no more than one-half of one percent of the current membership of the Society is recognized by their peers for election to the status of Fellow in the American Physical Society.

"Dr. Chantrell has changed the field of magnetics in fundamental ways with his research work over the course of his career," said Frances Hellman, APS Chair of the Topical Group on Magnetism and its Applications. "The APS congratulates Dr. Chantrell and is honored to have him as a member and Fellow."

"The team at Seagate Research is proud of Dr. Chantrell's accomplishments," said Dr. Mark Kryder, Seagate chief technical officer. "He along with his colleagues have worked hard to advance the field, and this award and distinction is but the latest to affirm Dr. Chantrell's continued success."

Dr. Roy Chantrell joined Seagate in July 2001 as research director of the Theory Group. Prior to joining Seagate, he spent a number of years in the United Kingdom at various academic institutions before moving to the Department of Physics at Durham University as Professor of Condensed Matter Physics. Dr. Chantrell has published approximately 300 papers in the field of magnetism. In 1999/2000, he was honored as Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Magnetics Society.

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