Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline [EXTENDED]:
    28 March 2016
  • Early booking deadline for exhibitors:
    29 April 2016
  • Submission deadline for the Early Career Researcher session:
    30 June 2016
  • Early registration deadline:
    10 July 2016
  • Paper submission deadline:
    22 July 2016
  • Registration deadline:
    12 August 2016



Jordan Katine is a research technologist and director of the non-volatile memory design and fabrication group at Western Digital in San Jose, CA.  He received his Ph.D. in physics from Harvard in 1996, studying quantum mechanical phenomena in semiconductor nanostructures.  He did his post-doctoral research at Cornell from 1996-1999, where his research focus moved to magnetic nanostructures, culminating in the first experimental measurements of spin transfer torque switching.  He joined IBM Almaden in 1999, and has worked on a wide variety of research projects including recording heads, nanoscale plasmonic devices for heat-assisted magnetic recording, fabrication of bit patterned media, spin torque devices, resistive RAM, and phase-change memory.