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Professor Jonathan Coleman

Professsor of Chemical Physics (Physics)
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Jonathan Coleman has been a lecturer in Physics at Trinity College Dublin since 2001. He graduated with First Class Honours and a gold medal in Physics in 1995 and completed a PhD in Physics in TCD in 1999 .
Dr Coleman's main area of research is the study of Carbon nanotubes. These nanoscale cylinders, just a millionth of a millimeter wide but up to millimeters in length are more conductive than copper and many times stronger than steel. To harness these properties, Coleman's work focuses on mixing nanotubes with plastics to create new, functional composite materials. This work has resulted in electrically conductive plastics and lightweight composites with the strength of steel.
One highlight of this work was the fabrication of polymer-nanotube fibres as strong as the strongest steel and over a hundred times tougher than Kevlar. This work was published in Nature in 2003 and received global publicity.
In total Dr Coleman has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and one patent. Recently Dr Coleman and co-workers received over a million dollars from the prestigious Human Frontier Science Program to study interactions between nanotubes and biomolecules. He also just recieved an SFI PI award for 1.1 million to study exfiliation of nanotubes and graphene. Prof. Coleman is a joint lead PI (with Prof J Boland) on an SFI funded collaborative project with Hewlett Packard to develop flexible, transparent metal films for electrode applications.
  AC CONDUCTIVITY   Applied physics   ARC DISCHARGE   BEHAVIOR   BLACK   BLENDS   BRIGHTNESS   CARBON   Carbon nanostructures   CARBON NANOTUBE   CARBON NANOTUBES   CARBON NANOTUBULE   Colloids   COMPOSITE   Composite materials   COMPOSITES   CONDUCTIVITY   CONJUGATED POLYMER   CONJUGATED POLYMERS   DEVICES   DIFFUSION-LIMITED AGGREGATION   DISORDERED SOLIDS   ELECTROLUMINESCENCE   ELECTRON SPIN RESONANCE   ELECTRONIC-PROPERTIES   EXCITATIONS   FREQUENCY   Fullerenes   FULLERENES AND DERIVATIVES   GRAPHITE   INDIVIDUAL CARBON NANOTUBES   INFRARED AND RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY   LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES   Materials technology, engineering   MULTIPHOTON ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY   Nanotechnology   Nanotubes   OPTICAL ABSORPTION AND EMISSION SPECTROSCOPY   OPTICAL-PROPERTIES   ORGANIC POLYMER   PERCOLATION-THRESHOLD   PHOTO INDUCED ABSORPTION   PHOTOLUMINESCENCE   Photovoltaic systems, cells and modules manufacturing   Plastics   POLY(PHENYLENE VINYLENE) AND DERIVATIVES   POLYMER   Polymers   RESONANCE   SEPARATION   SINGLE   SINGLE-WALL   SPIN-RESONANCE   Textiles technology   TOOL   TRANSPORT
 High Performance polymer-nanotube composites: Plastics as strong as steel
 Peptide coated nanotubes: toxicity and targeted cell ablation

Details Date From Date To
Membership of Institute of Physics 1991-
Aideen Griffin, Katharina Nisi, Joshua Pepper, Andrew Harvey, Beata M. Szydłowska, Jonathan N. Coleman, Claudia Backes , The Effect of Surfactant Choice and Concentration on the Dimensions and Yield of Liquid Phase Exfoliated Nanosheets , Chemistry of Materials, 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Ruiyuan Tian, Madeleine Breshears, Dominik V Horvath, Jonathan N Coleman, The rate performance of 2D material based battery electrodes may not be as good as is commonly believed, ACSNano, 2020, p1 - 32, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Tian, R. and King, P.J. and Coelho, J. and Park, S.-H. and Horvath, D.V. and Nicolosi, V. and O'Dwyer, C. and Coleman, J.N., Using chronoamperometry to rapidly measure and quantitatively analyse rate-performance in battery electrodes, Journal of Power Sources, 468, (228220), 2020, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Jurewicz, I. and King, A.A.K. and Shanker, R. and Large, M.J. and Smith, R.J. and Maspero, R. and Ogilvie, S.P. and Scheerder, J. and Han, J. and Backes, C. and Razal, J.M. and Florescu, M. and Keddie, J.L. and Coleman, J.N. and Dalton, A.B., Mechanochromic and Thermochromic Sensors Based on Graphene Infused Polymer Opals, Advanced Functional Materials, 30, (31), 2020, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
O'Suilleabhain, D. and Kelly, A.G. and Tian, R. and Gabbett, C. and Horvath, D. and Coleman, J.N., Effect of the Gate Volume on the Performance of Printed Nanosheet Network-Based Transistors, ACS Applied Electronic Materials, 2, (7), 2020, p2164-2170 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Boland, J.B. and Tian, R. and Harvey, A. and Vega-Mayoral, V. and Griffin, A. and Horvath, D.V. and Gabbett, C. and Breshears, M. and Pepper, J. and Li, Y. and Coleman, J.N., Liquid phase exfoliation of GeS nanosheets in ambient conditions for lithium ion battery applications, 2D Materials, 7, (3), 2020, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Coleman, J.N. and Tian, R., Developing models to fit capacityâ€"rate data in battery systems, Current Opinion in Electrochemistry, 21, 2020, p1-6 , Notes: [cited By 2], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Lebre F, Boland JB, Gouveia P, Gorman AL, Lundahl MLE, I Lynch R, O'Brien FJ, Coleman J, Lavelle EC., Pristine graphene induces innate immune training., Nanoscale, 12, (20), 2020, p11192-11200 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Tian, R. and Breshears, M. and Horvath, D.V. and Coleman, J.N., The Rate Performance of Two-Dimensional Material-Based Battery Electrodes May Not Be as Good as Commonly Believed, ACS Nano, 14, (3), 2020, p3129-3140 , Notes: [cited By 6], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Tian, R. and Alcala, N. and O'Neill, S.J.K. and Horvath, D.V. and Coelho, J. and Griffin, A.J. and Zhang, Y. and Nicolosi, V. and O'Dwyer, C. and Coleman, J.N., Quantifying the Effect of Electronic Conductivity on the Rate Performance of Nanocomposite Battery Electrodes, ACS Applied Energy Materials, 3, (3), 2020, p2966-2974 , Notes: [cited By 4], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
  

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Fellowship of Trinity College Dublin 2005-