Konstantin Novoselov

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Sergeevich and the family name is Novoselov.
Sir Konstantin Novoselov
Konstantin Novoselov portrait.jpg

(1974-08-23) 23 August 1974 (age 40)[1]
Nizhny Tagil, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Residence Manchester, England
Nationality Russia and United Kingdom[2]
Fields Solid-state physics
Alma mater
Thesis Development and Applications of Mesoscopic Hall Microprobes (2004)
Doctoral advisor
Doctoral students
  • Liam Britnell[4]
  • Recep Zan[5]
Known for graphene
Notable awards
Spouse Irina Barbolina[1]

Sir Konstantin Sergeevich Novoselov,[6] FRS, (born 23 August 1974)[1] is a Russian-British physicist, and Langworthy Professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester. His work on graphene with Andre Geim, earned them the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010.[7][8][9][10][11][12][13]


Konstantin Novoselov was born in Nizhny Tagil, Soviet Union, in 1974.[14] He graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology with a MSc degree in 1997,[1] and was awarded a PhD from the Radboud University of Nijmegen in 2004[3] for work supervised by Andre Geim.


Konstantin Novoselov in his lab

Together with Geim, Novoselov has published more than 190 peer-reviewed research papers on several topics including mesoscopic superconductivity (Hall magnetometry),[15] subatomic movements of magnetic domain walls,[16] the discovery of gecko tape[17] and graphene.[18][19],[20]

Kostya Novoselov participated in the Graphene Flagship project[21] – a €1 billion initiative of the European Commission – and was featured in the official promotion movie of the project.[22]

Novoselov is a director[citation needed] of National Graphene Institute.[23][24][25][26]

Novoselov is also a recipient of a starting grant[27] from the European Research Council.[28]

Awards and honours[edit]

  • 2007 Nicholas Kurti European Science Prize "aimed to promote and recognise the novel work of young scientists working in the fields of Low Temperatures and/or High Magnetic Fields."[29]
  • 2008 Technology Review-35 Young Innovator [30]
  • 2008 University of Manchester Researcher of the Year.
  • 2008 Europhysics Prize, "for discovering and isolating a single free-standing atomic layer of carbon (graphene) and elucidating its remarkable electronic properties."[31],[32]

Personal life[edit]

Novoselov holds both Russian and British citizenship.[47] He is married and has two daughters.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e NOVOSELOV, Sir Konstantin S.. Who's Who 2015 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. (subscription required)
  2. ^ The Nobel Prize in Physics 2010 Press Release. Nobelprize.org (2010-10-05). Retrieved on 2011-12-31.
  3. ^ a b Novoselov, Konstantin S. (2004). Development and applications of mesoscopic hall microprobes (PhD thesis). Radboud University Nijmegen.  ISBN 9090183663
  4. ^ Britnell, Liam Richard (2013). Electronic transport properties of graphene-based heterostructures (PhD thesis). University of Manchester. 
  5. ^ Zan, Recep (2013). Microscopy and Spectroscopy of Graphene: Atomic Scale Structure and Interaction with Foreign Atom Species (PhD thesis). University of Manchester. 
  6. ^ New Year Honours 2012 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/30_12_11newyears2012.pdf
  7. ^ Konstantin Novoselov from the Scopus bibliographic database.
  8. ^ a b "Announcement of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics". The Nobel Foundation. 5 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 
  9. ^ "The 2010 Nobel Prize for Physics". http://www.graphene.manchester.ac.uk/explore/the-story-of-graphene/the-2010-nobel-prize-for-physics/. The University of Manchester. 10 September 2014. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "The Royal Society, Dr. Kostya Novoselov". 
  11. ^ a b "Nobel Prize wins for Royal Society Fellows". The Royal Society. 5 October 2005. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 
  12. ^ "Dr. Kostya Novoselov". University of Manchester, Mesoscopic Physics Research Group. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 
  13. ^ Room-temperature electric field effect and carrier-type inversion in graphene films arXiv:cond-mat/0410631 (The paper announcing the discovery of graphene)
  14. ^ Overbye, Dennis (5 October 2010), "Physics Nobel Honors Work on Ultra-Thin Carbon Film.", New York Times 
  15. ^ Geim, A. K.; Dubonos, S. V.; Grigorieva, I. V.; Novoselov, K. S.; Peeters, F. M.; Schweigert, V. A. (2000). "Non-quantized penetration of magnetic field in the vortex state of superconductors". Nature 407 (6800): 55–57. doi:10.1038/35024025. PMID 10993068. 
  16. ^ Novoselov, K. S.; Geim, A. K.; Dubonos, S. V.; Hill, E. W.; Grigorieva, I. V. (2003). "Subatomic movements of a domain wall in the Peierls potential". Nature 426 (6968): 812–816. doi:10.1038/nature02180. PMID 14685231. 
  17. ^ Geim, A. K.; Dubonos, S. V.; Grigorieva, I. V.; Novoselov, K. S.; Zhukov, A. A.; Shapoval, S. Y. (2003). "Microfabricated adhesive mimicking gecko foot-hair". Nature Materials 2 (7): 461–463. Bibcode:2003NatMa...2..461G. doi:10.1038/nmat917. PMID 12776092. 
  18. ^ "From Nanomatierial to Global Expansion". http://www.graphene.manchester.ac.uk/explore/the-story-of-graphene/from-nanomaterial-to-global-explosion/. The University of Manchester. 10 September 2014. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  19. ^ Geim, A. K.; Novoselov, K. S. (2007). "The rise of graphene". Nature Materials 6 (3): 183–191. Bibcode:2007NatMa...6..183G. doi:10.1038/nmat1849. PMID 17330084. 
  20. ^ Novoselov, K. S.; Geim, A. K.; Morozov, S. V.; Jiang, D.; Katsnelson, M. I.; Grigorieva, I. V.; Dubonos, S. V.; Firsov, A. A. (2005). "Two-dimensional gas of massless Dirac fermions in graphene". Nature 438 (7065): 197–200. doi:10.1038/nature04233. PMID 16281030. 
  21. ^ Graphene Flagship
  22. ^ "Introducing graphene". 
  23. ^ Brumfiel, G. (2012). "Britain's big bet on graphene: Manchester institute will focus on commercial applications of atom-thick carbon sheets". Nature 488 (7410): 140–141. doi:10.1038/488140a. PMID 22874942. 
  24. ^ Astrophysics Data System
  25. ^ Novoselov, K. S.; Geim, A. K.; Morozov, S. V.; Jiang, D.; Zhang, Y.; Dubonos, S. V.; Grigorieva, I. V.; Firsov, A. A. (2004). "Electric Field Effect in Atomically Thin Carbon Films". Science 306 (5696): 666–669. doi:10.1126/science.1102896. PMID 15499015. 
  26. ^ Castro Neto, A. H.; Peres, N. M. R.; Novoselov, K. S.; Geim, A. K. (2009). "The electronic properties of graphene". Reviews of Modern Physics 81: 109. arXiv:0709.1163. Bibcode:2009RvMP...81..109C. doi:10.1103/RevModPhys.81.109. 
  27. ^ ERC Starting Grant
  28. ^ "Nobel Prize in Physics goes to ERC grantee Prof. Konstantin Novoselov". European Research Council. 5 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-10. 
  29. ^ Nicholas Kurti European Science Prize
  30. ^ Technology Review-35 Young Innovator 2008
  31. ^ EPS CMD Europhysics Prize Recipients
  32. ^ "Graphene pioneers bag Europhysics prize". Physics World. 2 September 2008. 
  33. ^ The IUPAP Young Scientist Prize
  34. ^ "Hoge Koninklijke onderscheiding voor Nobelprijswinnaars" (in Dutch). Public Information Service of the Government of the Netherlands. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  35. ^ Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  36. ^ Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics
  37. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60009. p. 1. 31 December 2011.
  38. ^ BBC News – Knighthoods for Nobel-winning graphene pioneers. Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved on 2011-12-31.
  39. ^ "Britain's 50 New Radicals". NESTA and The Observer. 2013. 
  40. ^ The Kohn Award lecture
  41. ^ Leverhulme Medal
  42. ^ "Freedom of the city to be awarded to graphene scientists". 7 October 2013. 
  43. ^ "The Assembly of Academicians at BAS elected three scientists as foreign members of the Academy". 28 November 2013. 
  44. ^ "National science photography competition – in pictures". 
  45. ^ "a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher!". Thomson Reuters. 
  46. ^ "The Lars Onsager Lecture and Professorship". 
  47. ^ "Graphene pioneers bag Nobel prize", Physics World, 5 October 2010 

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