Dieter Weller received the Diploma in physics from the University of Marburg, Germany, in 1982 and the Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Cologne, Germany, in 1985.
From 1985 to 1990 he worked at the Siemens AG Central Research Laboratories in Erlangen, Germany, on the design, fabrication, and characterization of magneto-optic recording materials and disks. From 1990 through 2000 was with the IBM Research Division in San Jose, CA, where he worked on electronic, magnetic, and magneto-optical properties of thin films and multilayers. He joined Seagate Research in Pittsburgh, PA, in April 2000 as Director of Media Research. His current interests include the exploration of extremely high density magnetic recording schemes and the fabrication of novel nano-phase magnetic materials. He has published over 200 scientific papers as well as several book articles. He is co-editor of The Physics of High Density Magnetic Recording (Springer-Verlag, 2001). He holds eight U.S. patents and has 15 pending patent applications.
Dr. Weller is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and a member of the American Vacuum Society (AVS). He has served as guest editor for the Journal of Applied Physics and IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS and was program co-chair of the 8th Joint Magnetism and Magnetic Materials/Intermag Conference (2001).