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Chemical Physics of Low-Dimensional Nanostructures

Prof Jonathan Coleman

School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin


General Information

After receiving a First Class honours degree and gold medal from Trinity College Dublin in 1995 Jonathan Coleman (see CV here) joined Prof Werner Blau's research group. His Ph.D. project entitled "Physical Properties of Polymer-Nanotube Composites" involved three years research in TCD and a final year of research in the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Physics in Stuttgart. On completion of his thesis, he started work as a Research Fellow in the same group with responsibility for nanotube research. He became a lecturer in the School of Physics, receiving tenure in 2004. Prof Coleman was subsequently elected to Fellowship of Trinity College Dublin in 2005 and is currently Professor of Chemical Physics in the School of Physics and a Principal Investigator in CRANN.

Prof Coleman is the head of the Chemical Physics of Low-Dimensional Nanostructures group. The main focus of this group is to conduct interdisciplinary research on the physics and chemistry of materials with an emphasis on low dimensional nanostructures. The main materials studied are graphene, carbon nanotubes, polymer inorganic nanowires and inorganic layered compounds.


Chemical Physics group

Back row (left to right): Graeme Cunningham, Sebastian Barwich, Dr Peter May, Conor Boland, Peter Lynch, Ronan Smith, Andrew Harvey, Dr Eswaraiah Varrla
Front row (left to right): Dr Gregory Moriarty, Thomas Higgins, Dr Claudia Backes, Prof Jonathan Coleman, Dr Oana Istrate, David McAteer, Dr Shaobo Xie
Not Pictured: Dr Keith Paton, Dr Zahra Gholamvand, Damien Hanlon

Last updated: Feb 12 2014.