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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-
Istrate, O.M., Paton, K.R., Khan, U., (...), Bell, A.P., Coleman, J.N., Reinforcement in melt-processed polymer-graphene composites at extremely low graphene loading level, Carbon, 78, 2014, p243-249 , Journal Article, IN_PRESS  DOI
Hanlon, D., Backes, C., Higgins, T.M., Hughes, M., O'Neill, A., King, P., McEvoy, N., Duesberg, G.S., Mendoza Sanchez, B., Pettersson, H., Nicolosi, V., Coleman, J.N., Production of molybdenum trioxide nanosheets by liquid exfoliation and their application in high-performance supercapacitors, Chemistry of Materials, 26, (4), 2014, p1751-1763 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Finn, D.J., Lotya, M., Cunningham, G., Smith, R.J., McCloskey, D., Donegan, J.F., Coleman, J.N., Inkjet deposition of liquid-exfoliated graphene and MoS2 nanosheets for printed device applications, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2, (5), 2014, p925-932 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Jan, R, May, P, Bell, AP, Habib, A, Khan, U, Coleman, JN, Enhancing the mechanical properties of BN nanosheet-polymer composites by uniaxial drawing, NANOSCALE, 6, (9), 2014, p4889-4895 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Hanlon, D, Backes, C, Higgins, TM, Hughes, M, O'Neill, A, King, P, McEvoy, N, Duesberg, GS, Sanchez, BM, Pettersson, H, Nicolosi, V, Coleman, JN, Production of Molybdenum Trioxide Nanosheets by Liquid Exfoliation and Their Application in High-Performance Supercapacitors, CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 26, (4), 2014, p1751-1763 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Sorel, S., Bellet, D., Coleman, J.N. , Relationship between material properties and transparent heater performance for both bulk-like and percolative nanostructured networks, ACS Nano, 8, (5), 2014, p4805-4814 , Notes: [ ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Backes, C, Smith, RJ, McEvoy, N, Berner, NC, McCloskey, D, Nerl, HC, O'Neill, A, King, PJ, Higgins, T, Hanlon, D, Scheuschner, N, Maultzsch, J, Houben, L, Duesberg, GS, Donegan, JF, Nicolosi, V, Coleman, JN, Edge and confinement effects allow in situ measurement of size and thickness of liquid-exfoliated nanosheets, Nature Communications, 5, 2014, p4576-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Moriarty, G.P., De, S., King, P.J., Khan, U., Via, M., King, J.A., Coleman, J.N., Grunlan, J.C., Thermoelectric behavior of organic thin film nanocomposites, Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics, 51, (2), 2013, p119-123 , Notes: [ ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Chadwick, R.C., Khan, U., Coleman, J.N., Adronov, A., Polymer grafting to single-walled carbon nanotubes: Effect of chain length on solubility, graft density and mechanical properties of macroscopic structures, Small, 9, (4), 2013, p552-560 , Notes: [ ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Cano, M., Khan, U., Sainsbury, T., O'Neill, A., Wang, Z., McGovern, I.T., Maser, W.K., (...), Coleman, J.N., Improving the mechanical properties of graphene oxide based materials by covalent attachment of polymer chains, Carbon, 52, 2013, p363-371 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
  

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Award Date
Fellowship of Trinity College Dublin 2005-