TMRC 2019

The 30th Magnetic Recording Conference

July 8-10, 2019

The 30th Magnetic Recording Conference (TMRC 2019) will be held July 8-10, 2019 at the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. This year's conference focuses on significant new advances in mangetic storage including: Solid State Magnetic Memory and Recording Techbologies 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. Poster sessions will also be held following the oral sessions and will feature posters from the invited speakers and accepted contributed posters. Both invited and contributed papers are encouraged for publication.

Registration Options

IEEE Member Fee: $340.00 ($300.00 if registered by Friday, June 14, 2019)

Non Member Fee: $420.00 ($385.00 if registered by Friday, June 14, 2019)

IEEE Life Member Fee: $130.00 ($110.00 if registered by Friday, June 14, 2019)

IEEE Student Member Fee: $110.00

Student Non Member Fee: $110.00

Optional Item

Additional Banquet Ticket: $85.00

All refund/cancellation requests must be provided in writing and received by 17 June 2019. There will be an administrative fee of US$25 deducted from each refund. There will be no refunds after 17 June 2019.

Topics of Interest Include:

• Spin Transfer Torque-Magnetic Random Access Memory (MTJ cell, MRAM chip, manufacturing and roadmap)

• MRAM & Magnetic Logic – New Physics & Materials (MRAM architecture, VC-MRAM, SOT-MRAM, TI & 2D materials)

• Advanced Magnetic Recording for > 3 Tbits/in2 including Readers, Writers, Servo, Tribology, HDI, Signal Processing

• Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR System, Head/Media and HDI)

• Microwave-Assisted Magnetic Recording (MAMR)

• Alternative Magnetic Recording Technologies (HIMR, Heated-dot, Tape, All Optical Switching)

• Fundamentals (Metrology, Tooling, Materials, Recording Physics)

Publication Information for Authors

Presenters of invited talks and posters are strongly encouraged to submit a paper for consideration for publication in the February 2020 issue of IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. The length of contributed papers should be between four (4) and five (5) journal pages; invited papers should not be less than seven (7) pages and not exceed fifteen (15) journal pages.

Participation at the conference does not guarantee that a paper will be accepted for publication. All papers will be evaluated by two independent peer reviewers to determine suitability for publication.

All papers must be submitted for review and final submission online through the IEEE Transactions on Magnetics (Conferences) site, Manuscript Central (Link).

Submission of TMRC 2019 papers will be possible until 21st June 2019.

Instructions and helpful tools how to prepare your manuscript can be found here.

Important Dates:

March 15, 2019 Deadline for nominations

Please submit your nominations for invited speakers to the Program Chairs, Eugene Chen (, Christian Kaiser (, Ganping Ju ( and Mike Tran ( by completing this online form ( or e-mail by March 15, 2019.

April 12, 2019 Deadline to accept invitation

April 26, 2019 Registration opens (students able to apply for travel awards)

May 24, 2019 Deadline for two page digests for invited talks

June 7, 2019 Deadline for student travel applications

Deadline for poster abstract

June 14, 2019 Early Registration ends- fees increase

Students informed of Travel Awards

June 21, 2019 Manuscript submission deadline

July 8-10, 2019 TMRC 2019 Conference

Oral presentations will take place in room 3-210, Keller Hall. 200 Union St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Poster Session Monday 7/8, 5:15-7 Pm, Johnson Great Room, McNamara Alumni Center

Poster Session Tuesday 7/9, 5:15-7 Pm, Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center 200 SE Oak St, Minneapolis, MN 55455