Nominations Requested for the

IEEE Reynold B. Johnson
Information Storage Technical Field Award

Nomination Deadline: 31 January

The IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Award was established in 1991 and may be presented annually for outstanding contributions to information storage, with emphasis on computer storage. The Award is sponsored by IBM Corporation.

IEEE Magnetics Society members are encouraged to stimulate nominations or nominate outstanding candidates for the award.

A nomination form is accessible via the IEEE Awards web page and can be completed on-line.

Potential nominee forms are also available on the IEEE Awards web page. The potential nominee form is a vehicle to obtain feedback on whether a candidate meets the award criteria. Potential nominee forms are forwarded to the Information Storage Award selection committee.

To obtain a nomination form, a potential nominee form or to access a list of past recipients, visit "" or contact IEEE Awards Activities, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ, USA 08854; telephone +1 732 562 3844; fax +1 732 981 9019; e-mail "".

Past recipients

Endowed Chair and Professor, Univ of California-San Diego, La Jolla, CA
"For fundamental and pioneering contributions to magnetic recording physics research, applications and education."

KOMAG, Inc., San Jose, CA
"For leadership in the development and manufacturing of magnetoresistive recording heads for data storage devices."

2001 - TU CHEN,
Komag, Incorporated, San Jose, CA
"For leadership in the advancement of thin-film materials, tools, and processes used for magnetic information disks, and their commercialization as products."

2000 - MARK H. KRYDER,
Seagate Research
"For leadership in data storage research and education as founding director of the Carnegie-Mellon Magnetics Technology Center and Data Storage Systems Center."

1999 - DAVID A. PATTERSON, University of California, Berkeley, CA
1999 - RANDY A. KATZ, University of California, Berkeley, CA
1999 - GARTH A. GIBSON, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
"For the development of the Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks (RAID) systems."

SILMAG, St. Egreve, France
"For contributions and key innovations in media and heads for magnetic disk drives."

SEAGATE Technology, Scotts Valley, CA
"For leadership in the evolution of disk drive technology."

Tosoh Corporation, Kanagawa ken, Japan
"For contributions to research, development, and commercialization of magneto optic recording media and drive systems."

1995 - JAMES U. LEMKE,
Recording Physics, Inc., San Diego, CA
"For contributions to advancing the science and technology of high density magnetic data storage."

1994 - DENIS MEE,
IBM Corp., San Jose, CA
"For contributions to the design of optical, magneto optical, and magnetic recording files."

1993 - JOHN M. HARKER,
IBM Labs., San Jose, CA
"For leadership in the development of information storage devices, including key contributions to the design of many generations of magnetic disk files."

Gordon Hughes
IEEE Information Storage Committee Chair

Dr. Gordon Hughes
Associate Director,
Center for Magnetic Recording Research
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, Room 102
La Jolla, CA 92093-0401
858-534-5317 (phone);  858-822-1172 (fax) and 858-534-8059 (fax); 858-254-2600(cellular)

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