Prof Michael Coey, SFI Researcher of the Year 2012
Minister Sherlock announces Prof Michael Coey as SFI researcher of the Year at SFI Science Summit 2012
Professor Michael Coey, one of Ireland’s leading scientists and an SFI funded researcher was announced as SFI Researcher of the Year 2012. Based in Trinity College Dublin, Prof. Coey’s career in science has been marked by remarkable scientific discoveries.
The announcement was made by the Minister for Research and Innovation, Sean Sherlock T.D., on Monday 12th November at the annual two day SFI Science Summit which took place in Athlone, Co. Westmeath.
In presenting Prof. Coey with his award, Minister Sherlock said, “During his extensive career, Michael has contributed to the continued development of Ireland as a centre of excellence for research by translating scientific excellence into societal and economic impact. As the most cited physical scientist in Ireland, he has made important discoveries such as a new iron-based rare earth magnet, while also educating future generations through his textbooks on magnetism and magnetic materials. I would like to congratulate Michael on his invaluable contribution to research in Ireland, and his significant achievement in being awarded SFI Researcher of the Year 2012.”
Attended by over 250 members of Ireland’s science and research community, this year’s SFI Science Summit was titled Sharing Science and focused on science communications.