Professor Robert Bowman
Head of School
School of Mathematics and Physics, Centre for Plasma Physics
Professor Bowman’s research is focused on the development and evaluation of advanced materials for data storage technology.
His research topics include; rare earth magnetism, rare-earth-ferromagnetic coupling phenomena, synthetic magnetic multilayers and plasmonic materials to facilitate heat assisted magnetic recording sponsored by industry. This is recognised through the award of a Seagate Technology - Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair.
Professor Bowman also leads an advanced materials hub, established in 2010, in partnership with Seagate Technology that led to the establishment of an EPSRC Centre for Doctoral in Photonic Integration and Advanced Data Storage along with over a dozen companies that he directs.
Areas of Expertise
data storage technology, rare earth magnetism, rare-earth-ferromagnetic coupling phenomena, synthetic magnetic multilayers, plasmonic materials
- Hard drives of the future: Research Chair to develop new materials enabling advanced data storage, Royal Academy of Engineering, 05/04/2017
Associated Research Centres / Projects
Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Advanced Materials for Data Storage (2017-2022)
Elected Fellow (FInstP) of Institute of Physics (IOP) 2005
Robert is founder and Director of a successful spin out company Causeway Sensors Ltd.