Andreas Moser is Director of Advanced Recording Characterization at Western Digital.
He received his Ph.D.
degree in physics at the University of Basel, Switzerland, where he
imaged and manipulated vortices in high-Tc superconductors using low
temperature magnetic force microscopy. Since 1996, he focuses on the
characterization of high-density magnetic recording media and the
exploration of new recording schemes, capable of extremely high-density
recording. As a research staff
member at the Hitachi San Jose Research Center he worked on the recording physics of
high-density perpendicular recording. Currently, directs a team to extend magnetic recording into the Tbit/in2 areal density range. Andreas Moser has
authored and co-authored twenty-two patents and more than seventy technical
publications in peer-reviewed journals.