Prof. Jonathan Coleman

School of Physics & CRANN

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Jonathan Coleman is currently the Erasmus Smith's Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy (1724) in the School of Physics and a PI in the CRANN and AMBER research centres. He graduated with First Class Honours and a Gold Medal in Physics in 1995 and completed a PhD in Physics in TCD in 1999, working in the research group of Werner Blau. After completing a HEA funded postdoc, he became a junior lecturer in 2001, rising to the Chair of Chemical Physics in 2011. He was appointed to his current position in 2022. Prof Coleman"s are of interest is in solution processing of nano-materials, predominately carbon nanotubes, nanowires and 2D nanosheets such as graphene. He is most well known for developing Liquid Phase Exfoliation, a versatile and widely used method for preparing 2D materials. These solution processing methods allow the formation of dispersions, suspensions and solutions of nanostructures and facilitate the production of coatings, thin films and composites. Coleman works on applying these materials and methods in a number of areas including electro-mechanical sensors, printed electronics and energy storage materials. In the latter area, he has particular interest in new electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries, battery electrode architectures and the factors limiting rate performance in batteries. Prof Coleman has been involved in a number of industry-academic collaborative projects with companies including Hewlett-Packard, Intel, SAB Miller, Nokia-Bell Labs and Thomas Swan.

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