ARC Nanotechnology Network
Dr Robert Woodward

Dr Robert Woodward

Research Fellow
School of Physics
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Hwy
Research Group: University of Western Australia, School of Physics Spintronics and Magnetisation Dynamics Research Group
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Phone: (08) 6488 2751
Fax: (08) 6488 1014

Current Research Activities

Research into the effects of reduced dimensions on the properties of magnetic materials ("nanomagnetics") and the response of these and other magnetic materials to high speed transient signals ("spin dynamics"). This work has potential applications in a variety of fields including:
High density magnetic recording (hard disk drives), the main stay of the digital information storage industry and is estimated to have a global worth in 2003 of in excess of US$20 billion;
Spinelectronics, which uses the interplay between magnetic and electronic properties of materials to produce completely new technologies and devices;
Microwave shielding and microwave signal processing devices.
Biomedical applications of magnetic nanoparticles including magnetic targeted drug delivery, MRI contrast enhancement, cell sorting technology, retinal detachment therapy and hypothermia treatment.  

Existing Linkages

University of Leeds
Technical University of Vienna
Bragg Insitiute
IBM/Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
University of Florida
Virginia Polytechnic and State University