Dear readers, we are honored that Carl Patton and Ron Goldfarb asked us to serve as the Society’s new Newsletter editors. We both became involved in the “Magnetics” community while studying for our Ph. D. in Ron Indeck’s lab at Washington University in St. Louis. Since then, Pallavi has worked in “Advanced Concepts” at Seagate, Minneapolis while Albrecht did a Post-doc at NIST in Boulder and worked for some years on magnetic sensors and spintronics with NVE Corp. in Minneapolis. We are now establishing a new magnetics research program at Oregon State University. If you are in the area, please visit us and see what magnetic poles look like in Oregon.

We take over this editorship from Martha Pardavi-Horvath, who has done a fantastic job for many years. We look forward to providing you with your quarterly dose of Magnetics Society News and hope to hear from many of you with news or comments on the Newsletter.

The objective of the IEEE Magnetics Society Newsletter is to publicize activities, conferences, workshops and other information of interest to the Society membership and technical people in the general area of applied magnetics. Manuscripts are solicited from the members and officers of the Magnetics Society, organizers of conferences, local chapters, and other individuals with relevant material. Please send us your articles, letters and requests as to what you would like to see in your Newsletter at the address provided below.

The Magnetics Society Newsletter is published electronically at the IEEE Magnetics Society webpage, http://www.ieeemagnetics.org/

The Newsletter is published in January, April, July and October. Submission deadlines are January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1 respectively.

Pallavi Dhagat and Albrecht Jander, Editors
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
1148 Kelley Engineering Center
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331, USA

dhagat@eecs.oregonstate.edu (541)737-9927 jander@eecs.oregonstate.edu (541)737-2974

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