|Sir Konstantin Novoselov|
23 August 1974 
Nizhny Tagil, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Nationality||Russia and United Kingdom|
|Thesis||Development and Applications of Mesoscopic Hall Microprobes (2004)|
Sir Konstantin Sergeevich Novoselov FRS FRSC FInstP (born 23 August 1974) 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.
Konstantin Novoselov was born in Nizhny Tagil, Soviet Union, in 1974. He graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology with a MSc degree in 1997, and was awarded a PhD from the Radboud University of Nijmegen in 2004 for work supervised by Andre Geim.
Novoselov has published more than 200 peer-reviewed research papers on several topics including mesoscopic superconductivity (Hall magnetometry), subatomic movements of magnetic domain walls, the discovery of gecko tape and graphene.,
In 2014 Kostya Novoselov was included in the list of the most highly cited researchers. He was also named among the 17 hottest researchers worldwide—"individuals who have published the greatest number of hot papers during 2012–2013".
Awards and honours
- 2007 Nicholas Kurti European Science Prize "to promote and recognise the novel work of young scientists working in the fields of Low Temperatures and/or High Magnetic Fields."
- 2008 Technology Review-35 Young Innovator 
- 2008 University of Manchester Researcher of the Year.
- 2008 Europhysics Prize, jointly with Geim, "for discovering and isolating a single free-standing atomic layer of carbon (graphene) and elucidating its remarkable electronic properties.",
- 2008 International Union of Pure and Applied Physics Young Scientist Prize, "for his contribution in the discovery of graphene and for pioneering studies of its extraordinary properties."
- 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics, jointly with Andre Geim, "for groundbreaking experiments regarding the material graphene." Novoselov was the youngest Nobel laureate in physics since Brian Josephson in 1973, and in any field since Rigoberta Menchú (Peace) in 1992.
- 2010 Knight Commander of the Order of the Netherlands Lion
- 2010 Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (HonFRSC)
- 2010 Honorary Professor of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
- 2011 Honorary Doctorate from the University of Manchester
- 2011 Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics (HonFInstP)
- 2011 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
- 2011 W. L. Bragg Lecture Prize from the International Union of Crystallography “… for his work on two-dimensional atomic crystals”
- 2012 Knight Bachelor in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to science.,
- 2012 Chosen among “Britain's 50 New Radicals” by NESTA and The Observer
- 2012 The Kohn Prize Lecture “…for development of new class of materials: two-dimensional atomic crystals”
- 2013 Appointed Langworthy Professor of Physics, University of Manchester
- 2013 Leverhulme Medal (Royal Society) “…for revolutionary work on graphene, other two-dimensional crystals and their heterostructures that has great potential for a number of applications, from electronics to energy”
- 2013 Awarded Honorary Freedom of the City of Manchester "for his groundbreaking work on graphene", see List of Freedom of the City recipients
- 2013 Elected a foreign member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
- 2014 2nd place in the Discovery Section of the National Science Photography Competition.
- In 2014 Kostya Novoselov was included in a list of the most highly cited researchers. He was also named among the 17 hottest researchers worldwide - "individuals who have published the greatest number of hot papers during 2012-2013".
- In 2014 Kostya Novoselov was awarded the Onsager Medal.
- In 2016 Kostya Novoselov was awarded the Carbon Medal.
- In 2016 Kostya Novoselov was awarded the Dalton Medal.
His certificate of election to the Royal Society in 2011 reads
|“||Kostya Novoselov's research interests cover a wide range of topics from mesoscopic superconductivity and ferromagnetism to materials science and biophysics. He studied vortex structures in mesoscopic superconductors, observed atomic-scale movements of ferromagnetic walls, monitored heartbeats of individual bacteria and mimicked gecko's adhesion mechanism. His breakthrough moment was the discovery of graphene. Novoselov is now widely recognised to be one of the pioneers in this field (as a number of international awards prove) and, together with Prof Geim FRS, leads research on various applications of this new material ranging from electronics, photonics, composite materials, chemistry, etc. Prof. Novoselov is strongly committed to disseminating science through public lectures and media interviews.||”|
Novoselov is known for his interest in art. He practices in Chinese traditional drawing and has been involved in several projects on modern art. Thus, in February 2015 he combined forces with Cornelia Parker to create a display for the opening of the Whitworth Art Gallery. Cornelia Parker’s meteorite shower firework (pieces of meteorites loaded in firework) was launched by Novoselov breathing on graphene gas sensor (which changed the resistance of graphene due to doping by water vapour). Graphene was obtained through exfoliation of graphite which was extracted from a drawing of William Blake. Novoselov suggested that he also exfoliated graphite obtained from the drawings of other prominent artists: John Constable, Pablo Picasso, J. M. W. Turner, Thomas Girtin. He said that only microscopic amounts (flake size less than 100 micrometres) was extracted from each of the drawings. In 2015 he participated in "in conversation" session with Douglas Gordon during Interdependence session at Manchester International Festival.
He also participates in discussions on the relation between art and science. Novoselov believes that artists and scientists both rely on curiosity, willingness to learn and imagination:
|“||Artists and scientists both think outside the box. They've got to come with genius experiments or ideas to expose the most interesting phenomena. Later, they've got to diverge a little bit because scientists will start to look at the common elements between many of the phenomena to describe the most general law, and artists will probably try to study individuals rather than the crowd as a whole. But we're just two sides of the same medal.||”|
Novoselov is fond of Chinese calligraphy and drawing. He learned it from a prominent Chinese artist Zheng Shenglong. Nine ink paintings by Prof. Novoselov were shown at the exhibition "Britain Through the Eyes of a Chinese Diplomat" at the University of Leeds. One of his paintings is now in the collection of President of China Xi Jinping.
Kostya Novoselov led the academic team which overviewed the design, construction and launching of the National Graphene Institute. He contributed with a number of unique architectural and technical solutions. The veil of the National Graphene Institute depicts formulae from his and Prof. A. Geim early works on graphene. Also, Kostya Novoselov confirms that among the formulae several scientific jokes are hidden, though he has never revealed them.
- NOVOSELOV, Sir Konstantin S. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2015 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc.(subscription required)
- The Nobel Prize in Physics 2010 Press Release. Nobelprize.org (2010-10-05). Retrieved on 2011-12-31.
- Novoselov, Konstantin S. (2004). Development and applications of mesoscopic hall microprobes (PhD thesis). Radboud University Nijmegen. ISBN 9090183663
- Britnell, Liam Richard (2013). Electronic transport properties of graphene-based heterostructures (PhD thesis). University of Manchester.
- Zan, Recep (2013). Microscopy and Spectroscopy of Graphene: Atomic Scale Structure and Interaction with Foreign Atom Species (PhD thesis). University of Manchester.
- "Certificate of Election EC/2011/34: Kostya Novoselov". London: The Royal Society. Archived from the original on 2015-07-11.
- New Year Honours 2012 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/30_12_11newyears2012.pdf
- Konstantin Novoselov's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database, a service provided by Elsevier. (subscription required)
- "Announcement of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics". The Nobel Foundation. 5 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-05.
- "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. External link in
- "The Royal Society, Dr. Kostya Novoselov".
- "Dr. Kostya Novoselov". University of Manchester, Mesoscopic Physics Research Group. Retrieved 2010-10-05.
- Room-temperature electric field effect and carrier-type inversion in graphene films arXiv:cond-mat/0410631 (The paper announcing the discovery of graphene)
- Overbye, Dennis (5 October 2010), "Physics Nobel Honors Work on Ultra-Thin Carbon Film.", New York Times
- Kostya Novoselov G-9581-2014 ResearcherID
- 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. arXiv: . Bibcode:2000Natur.407...55G. doi:10.1038/35024025. PMID 10993068.
- 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. arXiv: . Bibcode:2003Natur.426..812N. doi:10.1038/nature02180. PMID 14685231.
- 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" (PDF). Nature Materials. 2 (7): 461–463. Bibcode:2003NatMa...2..461G. doi:10.1038/nmat917. PMID 12776092.
- "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. External link in
- 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.
- 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. arXiv: . Bibcode:2005Natur.438..197N. doi:10.1038/nature04233. PMID 16281030.
- Graphene Flagship
- "Introducing graphene".
- 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. Bibcode:2012Natur.488..140B. doi:10.1038/488140a. PMID 22874942.
- Astrophysics Data System
- 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" (PDF). Science. 306 (5696): 666–669. arXiv: . Bibcode:2004Sci...306..666N. doi:10.1126/science.1102896. PMID 15499015.
- 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: . Bibcode:2009RvMP...81..109C. doi:10.1103/RevModPhys.81.109.
- ERC Starting Grant
- "Nobel Prize in Physics goes to ERC grantee Prof. Konstantin Novoselov" (PDF). European Research Council. 5 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-10.
- The Hottest Research of 2007-08
- The Hottest Research of 2009
- The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014
- Nicholas Kurti European Science Prize
- Technology Review-35 Young Innovator 2008
- EPS CMD Europhysics Prize Recipients
- "Graphene pioneers bag Europhysics prize". Physics World. 2 September 2008.
- The IUPAP Young Scientist Prize
- "Hoge Koninklijke onderscheiding voor Nobelprijswinnaars" (in Dutch). Public Information Service of the Government of the Netherlands. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
- Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics
- The London Gazette: . 31 December 2011.
- BBC News – Knighthoods for Nobel-winning graphene pioneers. Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved on 2011-12-31.
- "Britain's 50 New Radicals". NESTA and The Observer. 2013.
- The Kohn Award lecture
- Leverhulme Medal
- "Freedom of the city to be awarded to graphene scientists". 7 October 2013.
- "The Assembly of Academicians at BAS elected three scientists as foreign members of the Academy". 28 November 2013.
- "National science photography competition – in pictures".
- "a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher!" (PDF). Thomson Reuters.
- "The Lars Onsager Lecture and Professorship".
- "Carbon Medal".
- "Dalton Medal".
- Joint painting exhibition of Chinese diplomat, British Nobel laureate kicks off. Xinhua, 29 September 2015
- Youngs, Ian. "Art and science collide to reopen Whitworth gallery". bbc.com. BBC News. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
- "Artist Douglas Gordon and Professor Kostya Novoselov in conversation". http://www.interdependence.co.com. Retrieved 10 October 2016. External link in
- "Art has no boundaries: the Grand Opening of 'Britain Through the Eyes of a Chinese Diplomat". The Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds. 30 September 2015.
- Durani, Matin. "Immersive art, physics pumpkins, personalizing Thor's hammer and more". physicsworld.com. Physics World. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
- Turk, Victoria. "Inside Graphene City, Birthplace of a Wonder Material". http://motherboard.vice.com/. Motherboard. Retrieved 10 October 2016. External link in
- "Graphene pioneers bag Nobel prize", Physics World, 5 October 2010
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