For contributions to the micromagnetics of materials with high magnetocrystalline anisotropy and their applications in magnetic recording media.
For contributions to the theory and simulation of magnetic materials, particularly magnetic recording media
Michael L. Mallary
for sustained contributions to thin film magnetic recording write head designs; most notably for the invention of the shielded write head structure for perpendicular recording.
For contributions to magnetic devices and storage, including prediction of the spin transfer torque effect in magnetic thin films, theory of magnetotransport and interpretation of magnetic reversal.
For contributions to magnetic storage devices through magnetic modeling.
For seminal contributions to the analysis of electromagnetic fields and nonlinear magnetization dynamics, hysteresis modeling, and service to the IEEE Magnetics Society.