Andre Geim, FRS Kt
Regius, Langworthy & Royal Society Research Professor
School of Physics & Astronomy
University of Manchester
Manchester M13 9PL
- published over 200 research paper including 20 Nature and Science articles and many more in Physical Review Letters and Nature sister magazines
- more than 10 of the papers are cited >1,000 times each, with one cited >10,000 times
- according to ISI’s Essential Science Indicators, is responsible for initiating two research fronts, graphene and gecko tape
- also, notoriously ;-) known for levitating the frog
2011 Niels Bohr Medal for "outstanding contributions to the development of physics"
2010 Nobel Prize for "groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene"
2010 Royal Society Hughes Medal for "discovery of graphene and elucidation of its remarkable properties"
2010 US National Academy of Sciences' John Carty Award for "the realisation and investigation of graphene, the two-dimensional form of carbon"
2009 Korber Science Prize for "developing the first two-dimensional crystals made of carbon atoms"
2008 Europhysics Prize for "discovering and isolating a single free-standing atomic layer of carbon (graphene) and elucidating its remarkable electronic properties"
2007 Mott Prize for "the discovery of a new class of materials 2D atomic crystals particularly graphene"
Knighthoods from the Netherlands (2010) and UK (2012)
More than 15 prize/named lectures
- 2000 IgNobel Prize for "levitating the frogs" (shared with Michael Berry).
- 2009, 2010 & 2011 – repeatedly named by Thomson-Reuters among top 10 most active researchers
- Fellow of the Royal Society; Foreign Associate of US National Academy Sciences; Corr. Member of the Dutch Academy
- Hon Doctorates from Delft, ETH Zurich, Antwerp & Manchester.
- Hon Professsor at Moscow PhysTech, Nijmegen & CAS; Hon Fellow of RSC, IoP UK & Sinagapore.
- more personal: Science Watch (2008), Scientific Computing (2006) and Physics World (2006)
In The News
- Science Watch 2010: For the 3rd year running, Andre is officially one of the worlds 'The Hottest Research of 2009'.
- Science Watch 2009: 'The Hottest Research of 2007-08'.
- Science Watch 2008: 'U. Manchester's Andre Geim: Sticking with Graphene—For Now'.
- Science Watch 2007: Gecko Tape
- Science Watch 2006: Graphene
- Scientific Computing 2006: 'Renaissance scientist with fund of ideas'.
- Physics Worls 2006: 'A physicist of many talents'.
A reminder of Andre's 'levitation of a frog'.
Nobel Lecture Andre delivered his Nobel Lecture on 8 December 2010, Random Walk to Graphene
Interview with Nature News about why Graphene deserves the Nobel Prize, October 2010; Interview with Geoff Brumfeil