Andre Geim


Andre Geim

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birth_date = 1958
birth_place = Sochi, Russia
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citizenship = Netherlands
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ethnicity = German [ [http://onnes.ph.man.ac.uk/~geim/pt.html Personal Profile in British magazine Physics World] ] and/or Jewish [ [http://www.scientific-computing.com/features/feature.php?feature_id=1 another Interview in Scientific Computing] ]
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workplaces = University of Nijmegen 1994-2000, University of Manchester 2001-
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known_for = discovery of graphene; levitating the frog and making gecko tape
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awards = 2008 EuroPhysics Prize
2007 Mott Prize
2000 Ig Nobel Prize
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Andre Geim FRS is a scientist known primarily for the discovery of grapheneNovoselov, K.S. "et al". Electric Field Effect in Atomically Thin Carbon Films. "Science" 306, 666 (2004) DOI|10.1126/science.1102896] [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/manchester/content/articles/2006/10/19/191006_graphene_feature.shtml It’s a thinner winner] bbc.co.uk 19th October 2006] (although his flying frog experiment is probably better known to general public).

His other notable achievements include the development of a biomimetic adhesive that has later become known as gecko tape [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/2953852.stm Gecko inspires sticky tape] BBC News 1 June, 2003] and experiments on diamagnetic levitation including the famous flying frog [ [http://www.hfml.ru.nl/froglev.html The Frog That Learned to Fly; webpage in Holland] ]

Geim gained his PhD from the Institute of Solid State Physics, the Russian Academy of Sciences, and worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Chernogolovka, University of Nottingham, University of Bath and, shortly, Copenhagen before becoming professor at the University of Nijmegen and, since 2001, at Manchester University. Currently, he is director of Manchester Centre for Mesoscience and Nanotechnology and chair of condensed matter physics [ [http://www.nanotech.net/node/119 nanotech.net] ] . He also holds a title of Langworthy Research Professor (previous holders include Ernest Rutherford, Lawrance Bragg and Patrick Blackett).

The Institute of Physics awarded Geim the 2007 Mott Medal and Prize "for his discovery of a new class of materials – free-standing two-dimensional crystals – in particular graphene". The European Physical Society gave him its EuroPhysics Prize "for discovering and isolating a single free-standing atomic layer of carbon (graphene) and elucidating its remarkable electronic properties" (shared with Kostya Novoselov). Geim also won the 2000 IgNobel Prize with Sir Michael Berry of Bristol University, for levitating the frog and co-authored a research paper with his favorite hamster [ A.K. Geim and H.A.M.S. ter Tisha, "Physica B" 294-295, 736-739 (2001) DOI|10.1016/S0921-4526(00)00753-5. The hamster contributed to the levitation experiment "most directly" and, later, applied for a PhD at the University of Nijmegen, Netherlands. ] , according to Nature Nanotechnology (April 2008, page 179).

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* [http://onnes.ph.man.ac.uk/~geim/index_files/slide0614.html Web page at Manchester University]


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