Professor Sir Konstantin ‘Kostya’ Novoselov, FRS, was born in Russia in August 1974. He has both British and Russian citizenship. He is best known for isolating graphene at the University of Manchester in 2004, and is an expert in condensed matter physics, mesoscopic physics and nanotechnology. Every year since 2014, Kostya Novoselov has been included in the list of the most highly cited researchers in the world. He was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics for his achievements with graphene. Kostya holds a Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professorship at the National University of Singapore. He is also part–time Langworthy Professor of Physics and Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Manchester, UK.
Novoselov graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and undertook his PhD studies at the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands before moving to the University of Manchester in 2001. He later joined the National University of Singapore in 2019. Novoselov has published more than 350 peer–reviewed research papers. He has been awarded numerous prizes, including the Nicholas Kurti Prize (2007), the International Union of Pure and Applied Science Prize (2008), MIT Technology Review’s ‘Innovators Under 35’ (2008), the Europhysics Prize (2008), the Bragg Lecture Prize from the Union of Crystallography (2011), the Kohn Award Lecture (2012), a Leverhulme Medal from the Royal Society (2013), an Onsager Medal (2014), a Carbon Medal (2016), a Dalton Medal (2016) and the Otto Warburg Prize (2019), among many others. He was knighted in the 2012 New Year Honours.
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