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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Robert M. White

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Dates

October 2, 1938 – present

Authorized Form of Name

White, Robert M., 1938-

Additional Forms of Names

White, R. M. (Robert M.), 1938-

Biography

Abstract

Robert White is University Professor Emeritus at Carnegie Mellon University (2004-present). Other institutional affiliations include Control Data Corporation, Xerox Corporation, and Stanford University. His research interests include magnetic phenomena and spin-dependent tunneling, and is also interested in the impact of government policies on the technology innovation process.

Important Dates

October 2, 1938Birth, Reading (Pa.).

1960Obtained BS in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1964Obtained PhD in Physics, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1966 – 1970Assistant Professor of Physics, Stanford University.

1972 – 1984Principal Scientist, Xerox Corporation, Norwalk (Conn.).

1975 – 1990Consulting Professor of Applied Physics, Stanford University.

1984 – 1990Vice President, Data Storage Products (1984-1987) and Vice President and Chief Technical Officer (1987-1990), Control Data Corporation, Minneapolis (Minn.).

1987 – 1990Vice Chair, Commission on Magnetism, International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.

1990 – 1993Member, National Advisory Committee on Semiconductors.

1990 – 1993Undersecretary for Technology, United States Department of Commerce.

1993 – presentUniversity Professor (1993-2004); Head, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (1993-1999); Director, Data Storage Systems Center (1999-2004); and University Professor Emeritus (2004-present), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (Pa.).

2002 – 2004Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Data Storage Institute, Agency for Science Technology and Research, Singapore.

2004Awarded George E. Pake Prize, American Physical Society.

2004 – presentExecutive Director, Center for Magnetic Nanotechnology (2004-present) and Consulting Professor of Materials Science and Engineering (2004-present), Stanford University.

Occupation

Electrical engineer.

Places

Birth

Reading (Pa.)

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Stanford (Calif.)

Employment

Norwalk (Conn.)

Minneapolis (Minn.)

Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Subjects

Applied physics and engineering.

Electrical engineering.

Nanotechnology.

Physics -- Industrial applications.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Adelberger, Eric G.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bardeen, William A.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bjorken, James D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bloch, Felix, 1905-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Chodorow, Marvin

Both employed at Stanford University.

Fairbank, William Martin, 1917-1989

Both employed at Stanford University.

Fetter, Alexander L., 1937-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Hänsch, T. W. (Theo W.), 1941-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Hofstadter, Robert, 1915-1990

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kirkpatrick, Paul

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kryder, Mark H.

Both employed at Carnegie-Mellon University.

Meyerhof, Walter E. (Walter Ernst), 1922-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Mullins, William W.

Both employed at Carnegie-Mellon University.

Schawlow, Arthur L., 1921-1999

Both employed at Stanford University.

Schiff, Leonard I. (Leonard Isaac), 1915-1971

Both employed at Stanford University.

Schwartz, Melvin, 1932-2006

Both employed at Stanford University.

Smith, Neville, 1942-2006

Both employed at Stanford University.

Sprouse, Gene D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Walecka, John Dirk, 1932-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Wojcicki, Stanley G., 1937-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Carnegie-Mellon University. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University Professor of Electrical Engineering; Department Head; Director, Data Storage Systems Center; and University Professor Emeritus.

Carnegie-Mellon University. Department of Engineering and Public Policy

University Professor of Engineering and Public Policy and University Professor Emeritus.

Control Data Corporation

Vice President, Data Storage Products and Vice President and Chief Technical Officer.

Stanford University. Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Consulting Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Executive Director, Center for Magnetic Nanotechnology.

Stanford University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1964). Assistant Professor of Physics.

United States. Department of Commerce

Undersecretary for Technology.

Xerox Corporation

Principal Scientist.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 2004 George E. Pake Prize.

International Union of Pure and Applied Physics

Vice Chair, Commission on Magnetism.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Obtained BS (1960).

Singapore. Agency for Science, Technology and Research

Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Data Storage Institute.

Stanford University. Department of Applied Physics

Consulting Professor of Applied Physics.

United States. National Advisory Committee on Semiconductors

Member.

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