Jonathan Coleman is Professor of Chemical Physics and Head of School in the School of Physics and Principal Investigator at CRANN and AMBER. He is internationally known for developing liquid phase exfoliation (LPE), a scalable process for converting layered materials into two-dimensional (2D) nanosheets. Since first producing LPE-graphene, Coleman’s team has demonstrated exfoliation of more than 25 layered compounds, building LPE into one of the standard methods for producing 2D nanosheets. Access to this material set has allowed Coleman’s team to develop new characterisation and processing methods and to pioneer applications of 2D materials in areas including nanocomposites, sensors, printed electronics and energy storage.

Principal Investigator Stefano Sanvito is Professor of Condensed Matter Theory in the School of Physics, Director of CRANN and Principal Investigator at AMBER. Prof. Sanvito leads the internationally recognised Computational Spintronics Group, which develops new algorithms for materials and device modelling and applies them to problems underpinning information technology.

Professor Wolfgang Schmitt, Dean of Research at Trinity, said:

“It is a great achievement for eight of our researchers to appear on this list, which confirms the significant impact Trinity research has on the research community across the globe – as evidenced by the rate at which their work is being cited by their peers. I personally thank the academics and their teams for their hard work and dedication.

“Importantly those named this time, along with their colleagues, are making a key difference in developing new technologies, economic studies and treatments to help people live healthier and more sustainable lives. They are also sharing their time and expertise to train the next generation of students and researchers, liaise with industry partners and policymakers, and communicate the importance of their work to a wide audience.”

The full 2022 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found on the Clarivate website.