Plenary Session

Following the Program Chairsí Welcome on Wednesday, May 6, at 4:15pm in Exhibit Hall D,  the IEEE Magnetics Society will recognize the 2009 award recipients before the plenary speakerís address.

The Magnetics Society Achievement Award
will be presented to
Dr. Roger Wood, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies

Newly Elected Fellow of the IEEE
will be recognized
Dr. Shan Wang, Stanford University

2008 Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturers
will be thanked for their many lectures delivered throughout the world:
Dr.Paolo Freitas, Instituto Superior Tecnico
Dr. Stuart Parkin, IBM Almaden Research
Dr. Robert Stamps, U. Western Australia
Dr. Bruce Terris, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies

2009 Finalists for the Magnetics Society Best Student Presentation Award
Recipients of 2009 Intermag Student Travel Grants


Rare Earth Permanent Magnets: Raw Materials, Magnets and Opportunities

Stanley R. Trout, Ph.D., P.E.,
Spontaneous Materials
Fishers, Indiana, U.S.A.

Rare earth permanent magnets, both Sm-Co and Nd-Fe-B, have become ubiquitous components in our modern life. They are not just simply components in many high-tech devices, they are a key reason why such devices exist at all. Throughout its history, the Intermag Conference has been an important contributor to this development, since much of the scientific and technical advancements in rare earth magnets have been chronicled in its conference-related publications. This talk will focus on the supply and demand of the rare earth raw materials required to make the magnets, the few remaining pieces of scientific information we still need to clarify optimization of the performance of these magnets, and a few of the places, both current and future, where rare earth magnets are finding homes such as advanced automotive applications, sensors and wind turbines for alternative energy harvesting.

STANLEY R. TROUT, Ph.D., P.E. is the owner of Spontaneous Materials (Fishers, Indiana), a magnet materials and rare earth consultancy company. He is an Adjunct Lecturer in Physics at Marian College in Indianapolis. Prior to establishment of Spontaneous Materials he held engineering and leadership positions in Magnequench International, Molycorp Inc., Hitachi Magnetics Corporation and Crucible Magnetics. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania under the guidance of C. D. Graham, Jr.


Magnetics Society Reception

Following the Plenary lecture a Magnetics Society reception will be held for all participants. This reception has been provided by a special grant from the IEEE Magnetics Society.