Andre Geim

The University of Mancheste

Andre Geim

Recent progress on 2D crystals and their heterostructures


Andre Geim


Abstract: I will overview our recent work on graphene, other two-dimensional crystals and van der Waals heterostructures, focusing on topics relevant to this community and of potential industrial interest, even though it is mostly long-term.


Bio: Sir Andre Geim is the Regius Professor and Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Manchester. He has received numerous awards and distinctions, including the John Carty Prize from the US National Academy of Sciences and the Copley Medal from the Royal Society, and holds honorary doctorates and professorships from many countries and universities. Most notably, he was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics for his groundbreaking work on graphene.

Andre Geim was born in Russia in 1958 to German parents and holds dual Dutch and British citizenship. He started his academic career in Moscow, spent several years as a postdoctoral researcher at the universities of Nottingham, Bath and Copenhagen and then moved to the Netherlands as associate professor, before coming to Manchester in 2001.

During his career, Andre Geim has published many research papers, of which more than 20 are cited over 1,000 times and 4 cited over 10,000 times. Two of the latter are now in the list of 100 most cited research papers in human history. Thomson-Reuters repeatedly named him among the world’s most active scientists and attribute to him the initiation of three new research fronts – diamagnetic levitation, gecko tape and graphene.

Sir Andre was also awarded the Ig Nobel prize in 2000 for his work on levitation, becoming the only recipient of both Nobel and Ig Nobel Prizes. He has also received both Dutch and British knighthoods.