Professor Micheal Coey presented with Lifetime Achievement award at Trinity Innovation Awards 2019
06 Dec 2019
Leading researchers and inventors at Trinity College Dublin were acknowledged for their innovative research and entrepreneurship at the Trinity Innovation Awards 2019 special awards ceremony.
Professor Coey joined the Department of Pure and Applied Physics in Trinity College in 1978 and became a Trinity Fellow in 1982. In his principal area of research, solid state magnetism, he is a recognised world leader.
With over 800 publications and 35,000 citations, his name is synonymous with the subject. A recipient of six international prizes, the most recent being the prestigious Max Born Medal and Prize awarded this year by the German Physical Society.
The practical applications of his research work were demonstrated most notably in the manufacture of digital storage. His pioneering approach to working collaboratively with industrial laboratories paved the way for the development of new magnetic memory/storage devices underpinning the current digital revolution. In 1994 he founded the campus company Magnetic Solutions Ltd which was acquired by Tokyo Electron in 2012.
Professor Coey has served Trinity as Departmental Head of Physics and as the Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, supervising over 50 Trinity PhDs. Since 2012 he has been Professor Emeritus in the School of Physics and continues his research in magnetism and magnetic materials.