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Stuart Parkin

IBM Fellow and Manager, Magnetoelectronics


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Stuart Parkin is an IBM Fellow and Manager of the Magnetoelectronics group at IBM Research, and a consulting professor in the Department of Applied Physics at Stanford University. He is also director of the IBM-Stanford Spintronic Science and Applications Center. Dr. Parkin's research interests have included organic superconductors, high-temperature superconductors, and, most recently, magnetic thin film structures and spintronic materials and devices for advanced sensor, memory, and logic applications.

Dr. Parkin is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the American Physical Society, the Institute of Physics, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the recipient of numerous honors, including a Humboldt Research Award, the American Institute of Physics Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics, and many others. In 2001, he was named R&D Magazine's first Innovator of the Year.

Dr. Parkin received his BA and PhD degrees from the University of Cambridge and joined IBM as a postdoctoral fellow in 1982. In 1999 he was named an IBM Fellow, IBM's highest technical honor. He has authored more than 350 papers and has 54 issued patents.