Sir Andre Geim
Regius Professor & Royal Society Research Professor
- Published over 250 peer-refereed (see selected publications) including >30 Nature and Science articles and many more in Physical Review Letters and Nature series magazines.
- More than 20 papers are cited >1,000 times with 4 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
2010 Nobel Prize for "groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene"
2013 Copley Medal for "numerous scientific contributions and, in particular, for initiating research on two-dimensional atomic crystals and their artificial heterostructures"
2011 Niels Bohr Medal for "outstanding contributions to the development of physics"
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 (C.N.L. 2010) and UK (Kt 2012)
- 2000 IgNobel Prize for "levitating the frog" (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 & IoP Singapore.
- ScienceWatch: 'The Hottest Research of 2009'; 'The Hottest Research of 2007-08'.
- Opinion pieces in Financial Times
- 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: Random Walk to Graphene