Conference chair
Mark Kief
Seagate Technology


Program co-chairs
Hitoshi Iwasaki


Mike Seigler
Seagate Technology


Dieter Weller


Poster co-chairs
Michael Alex
Western Digital

Kiyoshi Noguchi


Local co-chairs
Randall Victora 
Univ. of Minnesota


Jianping Wang
Univ. of Minnesota


Publication co-chairs
S.N. Piramanayagam
Nanyang Techological Univ.

Jan van Ek
Western Digital


Publicity chair
Kumar Srinivasan
Western Digital



Chris Rea 
Seagate Technology

The 26th Magnetic Recording Conference(TMRC), August 17-19, 2015

The 26th The Magnetic Recording Conference (TMRC 2015) will be held Aug 17-19, 2015 at the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. TMRC 2015 will focus on “Enhanced future recording technologies for hard disk drives beyond 10 Tbyte capacity”.  Approximately 36 invited papers of the highest quality will be presented orally at the conference and will later be published in the IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. Poster sessions will also be held consecutive to the oral sessions and will feature posters from the invited speakers and a limited number of contributed posters.

Topics of interest include:

  • Perpendicular Magnetic Recording at beyond 1 Tbit/in2 (Readers, Writers, Servo, Tribology, HDI, Signal Processing)
  • Shingled (SMR) and Two-Dimensional Magnetic Recording (TDMR)
  • Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR)
  • Bit Patterned Magnetic Recording (BPMR)
  • Alternative Recording Technologies (MAMR, Tape, Spintronics, MRAM, STT-RAM, All-Optical Switching)
  • Fundamentals (Metrology, Tooling, Materials, Recording Physics)


TMRC 2015 is sponsored by the IEEE Magnetics Society and co-sponsored by the Data Storage Systems Center (CMU); the Center for Magnetic Recording Research (UCSD); the Center for Micromagnetics & Information Technologies (Univ. of Minnesota), the Center for Materials for Information Technology (Univ. of Alabama), the Center for Research on Information Storage Materials (Stanford), and the Computer Mechanics Laboratory (UC Berkeley).


Important Information:

Thank you for your interest.  Nominations for invited speakers are now closed.  Posters submissions will be considered until June 26.