International Congress on Magnetism
9TH Joint INTERMAG - MMM Conference
General Chair, Joint Conference
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
Presentations - Global Perspective
IEEE Magnetics Society Awards
IEEE Reynold B. Johnson
Information Storage Award
|The IEEE honors one of its outstanding members each
year for his or her contributions to information storage. This is the highest award of the IEEE given for scientific and
technical contributions to information storage. IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Award.|
IEEE Magnetics Society Achievement Award
The Magnetics Society of the IEEE honors one of its outstanding members each year for his or her professional achievement. This is the highest award of the Magnetics Society and is given for scientific, technical, and service contributions to the society.
Previous Achievement Award Recipients
1981 1982 1983
Fred E. Luborsky Herbert F. Storm Harold W. Lord
1985 1986 1987
Joseph J. Suozzi Fritz J. Friedlaender Andrew H. Bobeck
1988 1989 1990
Floyd B. Humphrey Paul P. Biringer Daniel Gordon
1991 1992 1993
Emerson W. Pugh Yoshifumi Sakurai William Doyle
1994 1995 1996
Richard C. Barker Mark Kryder Koosuke Harada
1997 1998 1999
Gordon Slemon Stanley H. Charap David A. Thompson
2000 2001 2002
C. Denis Mee Fred B. Hagedorn Shun-Ichi Iwasaki
Carl E. Patton Yutaka Sugita
IEEE Magnetics Society
"Distinguished technical achievement and distinguished service to the Magnetics community"
Dr. Yutaka Sugita is Professor in the Division of Electronic Devices and Materials, Department of Electronics, Tohoku Institute of Technology, Sendai, Japan. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and has received the Tanahashi Medal from the Electro- chemical Society of Japan, the Okochi Medal from the Okochi Memorial Foundation, and the Society Award of Honor from the Magnetics Society of Japan. He also has received Outstanding Paper Awards from the Institute of Electronics and Communication Engineers of Japan and the Magnetics Society of Japan. Dr. Sugita has his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from the University of Tokyo.
Dr. Sugita has contributed very significantly in the field of magnetic thin films, from physics and materials to storage devices, over nearly 40 years at the Central Research Laboratory of Hitachi, Ltd. and more recently at Tohoku University and at Tohoku Institute of Technology.
Dr. Sugita has served the magnetics community in Japan and the world, throughout the years: for the Magnetics Society of Japan, he was Conference Chairman of the 1985 Annual Meeting, Vice-President and President. He has been a member of the organizing committee and vice-chairman of the program committee of the 1987 Intermag in Tokyo, a member of the AdCom of the IEEE Magnetics Society, and currently serves the IEEE Magnetics Society as a member of the Conference Executive Committee, the Nominating Committee, and the Organizing Committee of the 2005 Intermag. He was a member of the Organizing Committee of the 4th international Conference on Magnetic Bubbles (Tokyo 1980), the Program Committee of the ICM in Tokyo 1982, the Board of the Magnetics Society of Japan responsible for technical planning, and the Editorial Board of the Japanese Journal of Applied Physics.
IEEE Magnetics Society Fellows - 2004
The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. A brief citation is issued to new Fellows describing their accomplishments and the total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth percent of the total voting Institute membership.
Prof. Justin Schwartz
Florida State University
"for contributions to high temperature superconductors and magnet systems"
Mr. Jerry D. Lloyd
Emerson Electric Co.
"for leadership in electric machine technologies"
Dr. Nathan Ida
University of Akron
"for contributions to electromagnetic nondestructive testing, computational electromagnetics and engineering education"
Dr. Stuart Parkin
IBM Almaden Research Center
"for contributions to the application of material science to devices for magnetic storage and memories"
Dr. Ronald Barry Goldfarb
National Institute of Standards and Technology
"for contributions to magnetic metrology for the characterization of superconductors"
Dr. Daniel Dean Stancil
Carnegie Mellon University
"for contributions to the theory and development of microwave and optical devices using magnetic garnet thin films and patterned ferroelectric domains"
Prof. Randall Victora
University of Minnesota
"for contributions to the exploration of magnetic and optical properties of materials and devices"
IEEE Magnetics Society Student Travel Awards
Conference Student Travel Awards - 2004
Louis Kavitha Lady Doak College, Tamit Nadu, India
Sungjin Cho University of California, Davis
Manju Lata Rao Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
Marcus Steiner University of Hamburg, Germany
Shika Jain National University of Singapore
Jerome Faure-Vincent University H. Poincare - Nancy, France
Mohammad Arbab Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
Lili Cheng Columbia University
Felipe Garcia Sanchez CSIC, Madrid, Spain
Bae Soon Son Kookmin University, South Korea
Yair Noam Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Nimitkumar Sheth Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
Mustafa Kaynak Arizona State University
Xuhong Li University of Singapore
Zeliang Zhao Data Storage Institute, Singapore
Prabhu U. Arumugam University of Arkansas
Farhad Shir The George Washington University
Eric Baumberger Stony Brook University
Qingyu Yan Stony Brook University
Zhongwu Liu The University of Sheffield, England
Christian Scheck University of Alabama
Roni Kopelman University of Washington, St. Louis
John Carpenter University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Debjani Banerjee Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
Zhiya Zhao University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Conference Best Student Paper Award
AB-05: Magnetic Depth Profile and Annealing Dependence in Ga 1-x Mn x As
B. Kirby, J. Rhyne, J. Borchers, K. O’Donovan, S. Velthuis
A. Hoffmann, J. Furdyna, R. Wojtowicz, X. Liu
FB-01: High Yield Cell Separation Using Magnetic Nano Wires
A. Hultgren, M. Tanase, E. Felton, C. Chen, D. Reich
HQ-06: Effects of Atomic Ordering on Curie Temperature of FePd and FePL10 Type Alloys
L. Wang, Z. Fan, A. Roy, D. Laughlin
AD-03: Electron Optical Phase Shift Computations of Magnetic Nanoparticles
S. Tandon, M. Beleggia, Y Zhu, M. De Graef
FD-09: Magnetic Particles of Uniaxial Synthetic Antiferromagnetic Films
Z Zhao, P. Mani, W. Lee, G. Makey
IEEE Magnetics Society 2004
Assault on Storage Density of 1 Terabit / in**2 and Beyond
Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory: The Path to Competitiveness
"Dynamics, Damping, and Defects in Thin Ferromagnetic Films"
Keynote Plenary Address
Magnetic Meanderings: Bacteria to Interstellar Space
9TH Joint INTERMAG - MMM Conference
On Behalf of the Steering Committee for the 9th Joint
INTERMAG-MMM Conference, We Invite All Conference Attendees to Our Plenary Reception in Marquis Ballroom Center
muMAG Evening Session
9th Joint MMM/Intermag Conference
January 7, 2004, Anaheim, CA
Bob McMichael, Session Chair
The MAG evening session ran from 7:30 to approximately 9:30 and drew approximately 90 participants.
** Welcome and Introduction
Bob McMichael opened the session with a very brief introduction to muMAG and its objective of fostering improved communication within the micromagnetic community and encouraging improvements in the
reliability of micromagnetic computations. The two technical efforts within muMAG are
** magpar, finite element micromagnetics
Werner Scholz then gave a description of the finite element micromagnetic software he developed as a graduate student at the Technical University of Vienna under the guidance of Thomas Schrefl and Josef Fidler. A few weeks before this meeting, Werner had announced the public release of this software via the muMAG mailing list.
The features of magpar include
Werner described the open source software packages he incorporated to handle the large matrices and vectors, to perform energy minimization or LLG time integration and ultimately, to make the program run efficiently on parallel processors. The efforts to parallelize the code appear to be quite successful since the computation time scales inversely with the number of processors used.
Official website and distribution site:
The complete source code, including documentation and a package of examples are available for download.
Werner requests that all correspondence concerning magpar be
directed to the following address only:
Werner's presentation ended with a double round of applause and thanks for this very important contribution to the micromagnetic community.
** OOMMF: Where it is, where is it going?
Don Porter and Mike Donahue reported on the status and future directions for the NIST Object Oriented MicroMagnetic Framework, (OOMMF).
Don described a maintenance release in the 1.1 branch of the OOMMF software, which is centered on the 2D solver mmSolve2D. The new release has basically the same capabilities as the previous release, but includes updates to maintain compatibility with various operating systems and the Tcl/Tk programming language. Support for the Mac operating system (OS X) is included for the first time.
Mike Donahue described an upcoming release in the 1.2 branch of OOMMF. This distribution will include all updates in the new 1.1 release, but it is centered on the 3D solver, Oxsii. The new release incorporates a number of bug fixes and several important new features, including a Runge-Kutta solver for integration of the LLG equations of motion and a problem restart capability.
For users of the 2D mmSolve2D program, Mike described an input file translation utility that translates input files to the format required for 3D Oxsii. Mike presented some examples of the 3D input syntax and showed how to use the Tcl scripting features for flexible input. He also described what is involved in creating an extension module for Oxsii through an example hexagonal anisotropy class.
Mike discussed planned features for the future 1.3 branch of OOMMF, and announced plans to open a contributor website to facilitate user contributions to the code.
** Open Discussion: Toward a thermal standard problem
The final item was a discussion geared toward designing a new micromagnetic standard problem to test thermal
effects in micromagnetics. As with previous successful standard problems, the new standard problem should have the following properties.
* solvable with a reasonable amount of effort
* ability to distinguish good technique from bad
* solvable by a wide number of techniques.
* availability of analytical results are especially desirable
The lively discussion centered primarily around two main issues: whether the Langevin approach, where a fluctuating, random applied field is used to simulate the effects of temperature, is thermodynamically rigorous and what kinds of standard problems are best suited as tests for thermodynamic rigor. A list of suggested problems was generated, and the ideas fell basically into two categories: steady state problems and thermal switching. The audience was reminded that results should be demonstrated to be independent of discretization.