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‌Sir Andre Geim

Regius Professor & Royal Society Research Professor

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Bio Sketch | one page CV | List of publications              

Factual Summary

  • Published over 200 peer-refereed (see selected publications) including >15 Nature and Science articles and many more in Physical Review Letters and Nature series magazines.
  • More than 45 papers are cited >100 times with 10 cited >1,000 times
  • According to ISI’s Essential Science Indicators, is responsible for initiating two research fronts (graphene and  gecko tape)
  • More than 50 named and plenary lectures
  • Also, notoriously ;-) known for levitating the frog

downloadable full CV and list of publications


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 NAS John J Cart Award for "the realisation and investigation of graphene, the two-dimensional form of carbon"

2009 Korber 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" (shared with Novoselov)

2007 Mott Prize for "the discovery of a new class of materials 2D atomic crystals particularly graphene"


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

2006 - named among “Scientific American 50

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 'hottest scientists'. See ScienceWatch


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

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