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2019
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Professor Irina Grigorieva awarded the 2019 David Tabor medal and prize

Professor Irina Grigorieva at The University of Manchester has been awarded the 2019 David Tabor medal and prize from the Institute of Physics.

This award recognises Professor Grigorieva’s distinguished and distinctive contributions to research on physics of two-dimensional materials and nanotechnology, including magnetism, superconductivity and electron transport in graphene, related 2D crystals and their heterostructures.

To coincide with this announcement Professor Grigorieva has also been elected as a Fellow of the Institute in recognition of her personal contribution to the advancement of physics as a discipline and a profession. Irina is Director of the EPSRC CDT in Science and Applications of Graphene and Related Nanomaterials and previously of the North‐West Nanoscience Doctoral Training Centre.

Graphene, the world’s first 2D material, has opened the doors for the exploration of others, each with a range of different properties

 

I am greatly honoured to receive this prestigious IOP award. The last 15 years of working on graphene and 2D materials have been exceptionally exciting and I feel privileged to belong to the great and vibrant community of researchers working in this field, at Manchester and beyond.
Professor Irina Grigorieva

When graphene and other 2D or nanoscale materials are combined, new ‘designer’ materials are created which can be fine-tuned with tailored properties and exploited in ways that were previously inaccessible but have now become a reality.

Professor Grigorieva who is based in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University said: ‘I am greatly honoured to receive this prestigious IOP award. The last 15 years of working on graphene and 2D materials have been exceptionally exciting and I feel privileged to belong to the great and vibrant community of researchers working in this field, at Manchester and beyond.’

The 2019 awards will be presented at the annual IOP Awards Dinner on 19 November 2019 at the Royal Lancaster London Hotel.