Benjamin Franklin Medal Recipients Recognized in CAC-Hosted Symposium

Director of the Center for Advanced Communications (CAC), Dr. Moeness Amin, was proud to host an April symposium honoring the recipients of the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering. Dr. Shunichi Iwasaki of the Tohoku Institute of Technology in Sendai, Japan, and Dr. Mark H. Kryder of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., were cited for the development and realization of the system of Perpendicular Magnetic Recording, which has enabled a dramatic increase in the storage capacity of computer-readable media.

Symposium speakers from industry and academia addressed various aspects of Perpendicular Magnetic Recording, and the event culminated with presentations by the laureates. Dr. Kryder spoke on “The Implementation and Future of Perpendicular Recording Technology,” and Dr. Iwasaki presented “Perpendicular Magnetic Recording to New Civilization - From Science to Technology.”

2014 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering
2014 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering
Dr. Randall H. Victora, University of Minnesota
Dr. Randall H. Victora, University of Minnesota
Dr. Jimmy Zhu, Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. Jimmy Zhu, Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. Shunichi Iwasaki and Dr. Moeness Amin
Dr. Shunichi Iwasaki and Dr. Moeness Amin
Dr. Hisashi Takano, HGST, a Western Digital Company
Dr. Hisashi Takano, HGST, a Western Digital Company
Dr. Mark H. Kryder, Carnegie Mellon University – Laureate
Dr. Mark H. Kryder, Carnegie Mellon University – Laureate
Dr. Moeness Amin and Dr. Mark Kryder
Dr. Moeness Amin and Dr. Mark Kryder
Dr. Yoichiro Tanaka, Toshiba
Dr. Yoichiro Tanaka, Toshiba
Dr. Shunichi Iwasaki, Tohoku Institute of Technology - Laureate
Dr. Shunichi Iwasaki, Tohoku Institute of Technology - Laureate