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2023 Academy Gold Medal in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences awarded to Prof. Coleman

17 November 2022

AMBER’s Prof. Johnny Coleman has been announced as the 2023 Royal Irish Academy (RIA) Gold Medallist in the Physical & Mathematical Sciences! The Award recognises Prof Coleman’s global impact as an Irish researcher.

Prof. Coleman is the Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy (1724) in the School of Physics and a Principal Investigator in the CRANN and AMBER research centres at Trinity College Dublin. Professor Coleman’s area 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.

“The Royal Irish Academy awards two RIA Gold Medals every year. The medals are awarded to individuals who have made a demonstrable and internationally recognised outstanding scholarly contribution in their fields. The medals acclaim Ireland’s foremost thinkers in the humanities, social sciences, physical and mathematical sciences, life sciences, engineering sciences and the environment and geosciences. The 2023 Royal Irish Academy Gold Medals are sponsored by AIB.”

The RIA Gold Medals will be presented to Prof. Coleman and Prof. Jane Ohlmeyer at a special ceremony in Spring 2023.

Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal 2023 Recipients 

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