Toyota Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Science and Engineering
areas of expertise: nanoscale lithography, templated self assembly of block copolymers, fabrication processes for nanostructures and nanoparticles, magnetic properties of thin films and nanostructures, high density magnetic recording devices, magnetoresistive films, sensors and magnetic random access memories, thin film formation, microstructure and stress, materials sciences
Caroline Ross has been a professor at MIT in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering since 1997. Prior to that, she spent six years working in research and development at Komag, an independent supplier of computer hard disks. This work was preceded by two years of research as a postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.
She has a bachelor’s degree and a PhD from Cambridge University in England, has published about 200 papers and 10 patents, and is a member of the Materials Research Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the American Physical Society, and the Electrochemical Society. She is a fellow of the APS, the MRS and the UK Institute of Physics, and Chair of the 2011 Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conference.
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