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Robert Marshall White, American Born: Reading, Pennsylvania, October 2, 1938Physicist, government official, educator ( sci: physical, Educated)physicist, government official, educator. Recipient Alexander von Humboldt Prize, Federal Republic of Germany, 1981.

Background

White, Robert Marshall was born on October 2, 1938 in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Carl M. and Miriam E. White.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1964. Visiting scientist Osaka U., Japan, 1963.

National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow University of California, Berkeley, 1965-1966. Assistant professor physics Stanford University, 1966-1970. National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow, Cambridge, England, 1970-1971.

Manager solid state research area Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, 1971-1978, manager storage technology, 1978-1983, principal scientist, 1983-1984. Vice president research and technical Control Data Corporation Data Storage Products Group, Minneapolis, 1984-1986, chief technical officer, vice president research and engring, 1986-1989. Vice-president, director advanced computer technologies Microelectronics & Computer Technology Corporation, Austin, Texas, 1989-1990.

Under-secretary of commerce for technical, Department Commerce, Washington, 1990-1993. Professor, head department electrical and computer engineering Carnegie Mellon U., Pittsburgh, 1993^. Lecturer department applied physics Stanford University, 1971-1981.

Visiting scientist Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, 1976-1978, U. Pernambuco, Brazil, 1978. Consultant professor applied physics, principal investigator Magnetic Thin Film Program, Stanford University, 1982-1993. Adjunct Professor department physics University of Minnesota, 1987-1989;guest Chinese Academy Sciences, 1982.

Career

Visiting scientist Osaka (Japan) University, 1963. National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow University California, Berkeley, 1965-1966. Assistant professor physics Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, 1966-1970.

National Science Foundation senior postdoctoral fellow Cambridge University, England, 1970-1971. Manager solid state research area XEROX Palo Alto Research Center, 1971-1978, manager storage technical, 1978-1983, principal scientist, 1983-1984. Vice president research and technical Control Data Corporation Data Storage Products Group, Minneapolis, 1984-1986.

Chief technical officer, vice president research and engineering Control Data Corporation, 1986-1989. Vice president, director advanced computer technologies Microelectronics & Computer Technology Corporation, Austin, Texas, 1989-1990. Undersecretary of commerce for technical Department Commerce, Washington, 1990-1993.

Professor, head department elec.l and computer engineering Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 1993-1999, professor, director Data Storage Systems Center, 1999—2004, professor emeritus, since 2004. Consultant professor materials science & engineering Stanford University, since 2004. Visiting scientist Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, 1976-1978, University Pernambuco, Brazil, 1978, Max Planck Institute, Stuttgart, 1981.

Consultant professor applied physics Stanford University, 1982-1993. Adjunct professor department physics University Minnesota, 1987-1989. Board directors Foundation National Medals Science and Technology, Scientists and Engineers America, Silicon Graphics, STMicroelectronics, ENSCO.

Science advisory board Data Storage Institute, Singapore, 2002-2006. Advisory board Pacific Enterprise Capital, LLC. Member National Advisory Committee on Semicondrs., 1990-1992, Manufacturing Forum, 1991, National Critical Technologies Panel, 1990-1991.

Works

Membership

Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (distinguished lecturer Magnetics Society. Member National Academy of Engineering, National Research Council (member of national materials advisory board, Chairman of Commission magnetic materials 1984, material science and engineering, nat. steering committee advanced steady state neutron source, vice chairman International Union of Pure and Applied Physics commission on magnetism), Conference Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (advising committee 1976-1978, 80-95, program committee 1973-1975, chairman 1981, chairman IntermagConf. 1991), International Conference Magnetism (program chairman 1985), Foundation National Medals Science and Technology (board directors 1993^), Ontrack Data International (board directors 1994^), Zilog (board directors 1995-1998), STMicroelectronics (board of directors, 1996^), ENSCO (board directors 1997^).

Member Panel on Advanced Computing of the Japanese Technology Evaluation Center. Member National Advisory Committee on Semiconductors, 1990-1992, Manufacturing Forum, 1991, National.Critical Technologies Panel, 1990-1991.

Connections

Married Sara Tolles; children: Victoria, Jonathan.

father:
Carl M.

mother:
Miriam E. White

spouse:
Sara Tolles

children:
Victoria White

Jonathan White