Bruce D. Terris received the B.S. degree in applied physics from Columbia University and the M.S. and Ph. D. degrees in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After receiving his doctorate, he was a post-doctoral fellow for two years at Argonne National Laboratory. In 1985, he joined IBM as a Research Staff Member at the Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, and subsequently joined Hitachi GST when it was founded in 2003 and where he is currently the manager of Nanostructures group. His research interests have included thin film superconductivity and magnetism, contact electrification of insulators, and new types of scanning probe microscopes (STM, AFM, near-field optical, etc.). His current research is on nanoscale patterning of magnetic structures, thermally assisted magnetic recording, novel approaches to high density data storage and spin torque devices. He has co-authored over 90 refereed publications and been issued more than 20 US patents. He has recently served as program co-chair for Intermag 2006 and program chair for the Nanoscale Science and Technology Division of AVS for 2005. He currently serves on the Administrative Committees of the IEEE Magnetic Society and the MMM conference and will serve as US program chair for Intermag 2008 and US Conference Chair for Intermag 2011 (Taipei). He is a Fellow of the APS and AVS, and is a member of IEEE.