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Sir Konstantin Novoselov FRS

2010 Nobel Prize in Physics

Professor Sir Konstantin ‘Kostya’ Novoselov FRS 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.  

Each year since 2014, Sir Novoselov’s research, totalling over 400 papers, has been included in the list of ‘globally most cited’. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2010 for his achievement in unlocking the revolutionary potential of the nanomaterial, graphene.  

Today, Sir Novoselov is the Director of the Institute of Functional Intelligent Materials and holds a position as Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor at the National University of Singapore. He also holds a part-time role as The University of Manchester’s Langworthy Professor and Royal Society Research Professor. 

His academic award list speaks highly about his academic career and includes: 

Nicholas Kurti Prize (2007), International Union of Pure and Applied Science Prize (2008), MIT Technology Review young innovator (2008), Europhysics Prize (2008), Bragg Lecture Prize from the Union of Crystallography (2011), the Kohn Award Lecture (2012), Leverhulme Medal from the Royal Society (2013), Onsager medal (2014), Carbon medal (2016), Dalton medal (2016), Otto Warburg Prize (2019), John von Neumann Professor from the John von Neumann Computer Society (2022) among many others.  

Sir Novoselov was knighted as part of the 2012 New Year Honours List.