Carnegie Mellon University

Data Storage Systems Center

College of Engineering

Call for Nominations

The 32nd Magnetic Recording Conference will be held VIRTUALLY on August 16-19, 2021. The focus of TMRC 2021 is Solid State Magnetic Memory and Recording Technologies for >3 Tbits/in2

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. What used to be the poster session will now be a contributed session to be presented in standard oral format. Presenters of invited & contributed talks are encouraged for publication.

Topics of interest include:


Solid State Memory – Devices and Applications
  • Spin Transfer Torque-Magnetic Random Access Memory (MTJ cell, MRAM chip manufacturing and roadmap)
  • MRAM– New Physics & Materials (MRAM architecture, VC-MRAM, SOT-MRAM, TI & 2D materials)
  • Magnetic Logic

    Advanced Generation Recording Technologies
  • Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR System, Head/Media and HDI)
  • Microwave-Assisted Magnetic Recording (MAMR), Energy-Assisted Magnetic Recording (EAMR)
  • Alternative Magnetic Recording Technologies (SMR, TDMR, HIMR, Heated-dot, Tape, All Optical Switching)
  • Advanced Magnetic Recording for > 3 Tbits/in2 including Readers, Writers, Servo, Tribology, HDI, Signal Processing

    Recording and Memory Fundamentals (Metrology, Tooling, Materials, Recording Physics)

The deadline for invited papers has passed. However, we welcome you to submit a Contributed Paper Digest. For more information, click here

The call for nominations PDF can be found here.

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TMRC 2021 is sponsored by the IEEE Magnetics Society and co-sponsored by the Data Storage Systems Center (CMU), the Center for Memory and Recording Research (UCSD), the Center for Micromagnetics & Information Technologies (Univ. of Minnesota), the Center for Magnetic Nanotechnology (Stanford), and the Computer Mechanics Laboratory (UC Berkeley).