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Professor Jonathan Coleman

Professsor of Chemical Physics (Physics)

Head of School (School Office - Physics)

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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Membership of Institute of Physics 1991-
Carey, T. and Alhourani, A. and Tian, R. and Seyedin, S. and Arbab, A. and Maughan, J. and Å iller, L. and Horvath, D. and Kelly, A. and Kaur, H. and Caffrey, E. and Kim, J.M. and Hagland, H.R. and Coleman, J.N., Cyclic production of biocompatible few-layer graphene ink with in-line shear-mixing for inkjet-printed electrodes and Li-ion energy storage, npj 2D Materials and Applications, 6, (1), 2022, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Kelly, A.G. and O'Reilly, J. and Gabbett, C. and SzydÅ'owska, B. and O'Suilleabhain, D. and Khan, U. and Maughan, J. and Carey, T. and Sheil, S. and Stamenov, P. and Coleman, J.N., Highly Conductive Networks of Silver Nanosheets, Small, 2022, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Horváth, D.V. and Tian, R. and Gabbett, C. and Nicolosi, V. and Coleman, J.N., Quantifying the Effect of Separator Thickness on Rate Performance in Lithium-Ion Batteries, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 169, (3), 2022, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Harneet Kaur, Jonathan Coleman, Liquid-Phase Exfoliation of Nonlayered Non-Van-Der-Waals Crystals into Nanoplatelets, Advanced Materials, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Bharathi Konkena, Harneet Kaur, Ruiyuan Tian, Cian Gabbett, Mark McCrystall, Dominik Valter Horvath, Kevin Synnatschke, Ahin Roy, Ross Smith, Valeria Nicolosi, Micheál D. Scanlon, and Jonathan N. Coleman, Liquid Processing of Interfacially Grown Iron-Oxide Flowers into 2D-Platelets Yields Lithium-Ion Battery Anodes with Capacities of Twice the Theoretical Value, Small, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Maughan, J. and Gouveia, P.J. and Gonzalez, J.G. and Leahy, L.M. and Woods, I. and O'Connor, C. and McGuire, T. and Garcia, J.R. and O†Shea, D.G. and McComish, S.F. and Kennedy, O.D. and Caldwell, M.A. and Dervan, A. and Coleman, J.N. and O'Brien, F.J., Collagen/pristine graphene as an electroconductive interface material for neuronal medical device applications, Applied Materials Today, 29, (101629), 2022, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Barwich, Sebastian; Medeiros de Araújo, Joao; Rafferty, Aran; Gomes da Rocha, Claudia; Ferreira, Mauro; Coleman, Jonathan, On the relationship between morphology and conductivity in nanosheet networks, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Moore, C. and Harvey, A. and Coleman, J.N. and Byrne, H.J. and McIntyre, J., Label-free screening of biochemical changes in macrophage-like cells following MoS2 exposure using Raman micro-spectroscopy, Spectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 246, (118916), 2021, Notes: [cited By 1], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Chen, X. and Krajewska, A.M. and McGuinness, C. and Lynes, A. and McAteer, D. and Berner, N. and Duesberg, G. and Coleman, J.N. and McDonald, A.R., Tuning the Photo-electrochemical Performance of RuII-Sensitized Two-Dimensional MoS2, Chemistry - A European Journal, 2021, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Tian, R. and Griffin, A. and McCrystall, M. and Breshears, M. and Harvey, A. and Gabbett, C. and Horváth, D.V. and Backes, C. and Jing, Y. and Heine, T. and Park, S.-H. and Coelho, J. and Nicolosi, V. and Nentwig, M. and Benndorf, C. and Oeckler, O. and Coleman, J.N., Liquid Exfoliated SnP3 Nanosheets for Very High Areal Capacity Lithium-Ion Batteries, Advanced Energy Materials, 2021, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI

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Tingting Chen, Harneet Kaur, Mark McCrystall, Ruiyuan Tian, Ahin Roy, Ross Smith, Dominik Valter Horvath, Jack Maughan, Bharathi Konkena, Munuswamy Venkatesan, Kevin Synnatschke, Tian Carey, Ji Liu, Joshua Pepper, Rui Zhang, Claudia Backes, Valeria Nicolosi, Hui Xia, Jonathan N Coleman, Liquid Phase Exfoliation of Nonlayered Non-Van der Waals Iron Trifluoride (FeF3) into 2D-Platelets for High-Capacity Lithium Storing Cathodes , FlatChem, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Eoin Caffrey, James R Garcia, Domhnall O'Suilleabhain, Cian Gabbett, Tian Carey, Jonathan N Coleman, Quantifying the Piezoresistive Mechanism in High-Performance Printed Graphene Strain Sensors, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED


Award Date
Tabor Medal, Institute of Physics 2022
Inducted into Advanced Materials Hall of Fame 2022
TUBALL Award 2019
ACS Nano Award Lecture Laureate 2018
Enterprise Ireland Knowledge Transfer Awards: The License to Market Award 2016
Kroll Medal from the Institute of Materials 2012
Science Foundation Ireland Researcher of the Year 2011
Fellowship of Trinity College Dublin 2005-