Professor Stuart Parkin FREng FRS
Director, Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle, Germany
Stuart Parkin is a world-renowned technologist who has made pioneering contributions to the science & technological applications of spintronic materials for magnetic memory and data storage devices. This has resulted in the explosive growth of information-based technologies, allowing universal access to information.
Parkin pioneered the devices that read data in all disk drives manufactured today and over the last two decades. His enormous contributions are reflected in 116 patents as inventor or co-inventor, 950 talks around the world and 550 papers in refereed journals with high impact.