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Prof. Michael Coey

Principal Investigator

Prof. J. M. D. Coey
School of Physics
Trinity College Dublin


E-mail: jcoey@tcd.ie
Phone: + 353 1 896 1470

Position

Professor Emeritus from 2012

Erasmus Smith's Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy (1724) from 2007-2012

Education/Degrees

  • B.A. Cambridge University (England) 1966
  • Ph.D. on Mössbauer Effect of 57Fe in Magnetic Oxides, University of Manitoba (Canada) 1971
  • Diplôme d'Habilitation: INPG Grenoble (France) 1986
  • Sc.D. on Magnetic and Electric Properties of Iron Minerals, University of Dublin (Ireland) 1987

Research Interests

Magnetic, electronic, and structural properties of solids, spin electronics, amorphous materials, physical properties of minerals, magnetoelectrochemistry, magnetobiology.

Visiting Scientist/Professor

  • IBM, Yorktown Heights 1979
  • McGill University 1982
  • Institute of Physics, Peking 1980
  • University of Bordeaux 1984
  • CEN-Grenoble 1985
  • Johns Hopkins (APL) 1986
  • Univerity of Paris (VI) 1992
  • University of California, SanDiego 1997
  • Florida State University 1998
  • University of Paris (XI) 1998
  • Le Mans University 2001/3
  • Strasbourg University 2006; 2015-
  • University of Singapore 2012-2015
  • Beihang University Peking 2015 -

Honours

  • Member of Royal Irish Academy (Vice President 1989/90), 1987
  • Fellow of Institute of Physics, 1984
  • Doctor honoris causa Institute National Polytechnique Grenoble, 1994
  • Charles Cree Medal and Prize of Institute of Physics, 1997
  • Fellow of the Royal Society, 2003
  • Foreign Associate of National Academy of Sciences, 2005
  • Gold Medal, Royal Irish Academy, 2005
  • Distinguished lecturer, IEEE Magnetics Study, 2006
  • Albert Einstein Visiting Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2010
  • Humboldt Prize 2013
  • Gutenberg Prize 2015

Founder

Magnetic Solutions Ltd 1994
Science Gallery, Trinty College Dublin, 2006

Publications

750 papers and four books, mostly on magnetism and magnetic materials, 30,000 citations, h=75

Selected Publications

  1. Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, J. M. D. Coey, Cambridge University Press (2010) 610pp
  2. Magnetism of Dilute Oxides in Handbook of Spin Transport and Magnetism, Second Editon, (E.Y. Tsymbal and I. Zutic, editors) CRC Press, Boca Raton 2017, Ch20
  3. Magnetic and electronic properties of thin films of MnGa and MnGe compounds with cubic, tetragonal and hexagonal structures, H. Kurt and J. M. D. Coey in Heusler Alloys, C.Felser A.Hirohata (editors) Springer Series in Materials Science, 222 157 (2016)
  4. Patterning metallic electrodeposits with magnet arrays, P. Dunne and J. M. D. Coey, Phys. Rev. B 85 224411 (2012)
  5. Permanent magnets – plugging the gap. J. M. D. Coey Acta Materialia 67 512 (2012)
  6. Magnetic water treatment, How might it work? J. M. D. Coey, Philosophical Mag. 92 3857 (2012)
  7. Collective magnetic response of CeO2 nanoparticles, J. M. D. Coey, K. Ackland, M. Venkatesan, S. Sen, Nature Physics 12 694 (2016)
  8. Cubic Mn2Ga thin films: Crossing the spin gap with ruthenium, H Kurt, K Rode, P Stamenov, M Venkatesan, Y-C Lau, E Fonda, J M D Coey, Phys. Rev. Lett 112, 027201 (2014)
  9. Generation and stability of aqueous microbubbles, J. M. D. Coey, Matthias Möbius, Alice Gillen and Siddhartha Sen, Electrochemistry Communications 76 38 (2017)
Prof. Michael Coey Mike through the ages