Dr. Johann Coraux
Johann Coraux received his Ph.D. in 2006 at Grenoble University, after works on the structure of III-nitride semiconductors. In 2007-2008 he was an Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow in the group of Thomas Michely at the University of Cologne, where he started working on graphene — demonstrating graphene on iridium as a prototype of quasi free-standing high quality graphene. In 2008 he was appointed a tenured position at CNRS, in Grenoble. There, he has been pushing the concept of graphene-based hybrid systems, combining the unique properties of this material to others, including magnetism, superconductivity, and catalytic activity. He is also exploring two-dimensional materials on surfaces as platforms for structural phase transitions.