Mark Kryder is University Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Currently he is a Visiting Professor at CMU’s satellite campus in Kigali, Rwanda where he is teaching a course on Leading and Managing Technological Innovation. He is the founder of the Magnetics Technology Center and the Data Storage Systems Center at CMU. From 1998 to 2007, he was Senior Vice President of Research and Chief Technology Officer at Seagate Technology. After retiring from Seagate, he returned to CMU, becoming emeritus in 2016.
Kryder is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He was twice selected as a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Magnetics Society, and has been awarded the IEEE Magnetics Society Achievement Award, the IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Systems Award, the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, the American Institute of Physics George E. Pake Prize, the public service medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) from the President of Singapore and the Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering.