Laureates of the Japan Prize

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Prof. Shun-ichi Iwasaki

2010 (26th) Japan Prize Laureate

Field
Industrial Production and Production Technology
Achievement
Contributions to high-density magnetic recording technology by the development of a perpendicular magnetic recording method
Commemorative Lecture
Perpendicular Magnetic Recording - Its Development and Realization -
Nationality: Japan
Date of Birth: August 3 1926
Academic Degrees:
1949 B.A., Tohoku University
1959 Dr. Eng., Tohoku University
Professional Career:
1949-1951

Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo K.K.

1951-1958

Assistant, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University

1958-1964

Assistant Professor, Research Institute of Electrical Communication,
Tohoku University

1964-1989 Professor, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University
1986-1989

Director, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University

1989

Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University

1989-2008

President, Tohoku Institute of Technology

2004-Present

Director, Tohoku Institute of Technology

Title: Director, Tohoku Institute of Technology Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University
Major Publications:
  1. S. Iwasaki and K. Nagai, Some Considerations on the Design of High Output Magnetic Tape for Short Wavelength Recording. SCI. REP. RITU., B-(Elect. Comm.), 15, 2, 85 ,1963
  2. S. Iwasaki and T. Suzuki, Dynamical Interpretation of Magnetic Recording Process. IEEE Trans. On Magn., MAG-4, 3, 269, 1968
  3. S. Iwasaki and Y. Nakamura, An Analysis for the Magnetization Mode for High Density Magnetic Recording. IEEE Trans. On Magn., MAG-13, 5, 1272, 1977
  4. S. Iwasaki, Y. Nakamura and K. Ouchi, Perpendicular Magnetic Recording with a Composite Anisotropy Film. IEEE Trans. On Magn., MAG-15, 6, 1456, 1979
  5. S. Iwasaki, Perpendicular Magnetic Recording. IEEE Trans. On Magn., MAG-16, 1, 71 , 1980
Major Honors and Awards:
  • Japan Academy Prize (1987)
  • Persons of Cultural Merit (1987)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Eng. (IEEE), USA Technical Achievement Award of the Computer Society (1988)
  • Cledo Brunetti Award of IEEE (1989)
  • Achievement Award of the Magnetics Society (2002)
  • Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star (2003)

( At the time of receipt of the Prize )

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