Eric Fullerton

Electrical and Computer Engineering


Director, CMRR
Research Focus
Magnetic recording and information technologies; magnetic thin film and devices; x-ray and neutron scattering techniques

Research Summary

Dr. Fullerton's research is centered on the engineering of thin film nano-structured materials and devices and the characterization of their structural, magnetic, optical and transport properties. The particular focus of the research is on magnetic materials, thin films and devices, but his research more broadly explores optical, thermal, superconducting, and ionic responses of nanomaterials.


Eric Fullerton
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Eric Fullerton is the Endowed Chair Professor and Director of UC San Diego's Center for Memory and Recording Research (CMRR) and is a Distinguished Professor in the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and NanoEngineering at UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering. Before joining UCSD in January 2007, Fullerton was a senior manager and research staff member in the Fundamentals of Nano-structured Materials Group at Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (formerly IBM Almaden Research Center). He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and IEEE and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.  He is the past winner of the IBM Outstanding Achievement Award, Docteur Honoris Causa from Université Henri Poincaré, the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics and the IEEE Magnetics Society Achievement Award. Fullerton earned his Ph.D. at UCSD in 1991.