Konstantin Novoselov

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Sir Konstantin Novoselov
Konstantin Novoselov portrait.jpg

(1974-08-23) 23 August 1974 (age 48)[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 FRS FRSC FInstP[7][6] (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.[6][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

Novoselov has published more than 200[15] peer-reviewed research papers on several topics including mesoscopic superconductivity (Hall magnetometry),[16] subatomic movements of magnetic domain walls,[17] the discovery of gecko tape[18] and graphene.[19][20],[21]

Kostya Novoselov participated in the Graphene Flagship project[22] – a €1 billion initiative of the European Commission – and was featured in the official promotion movie of the project.[23]

Novoselov is one of Directors of the National Graphene Institute.[24][25][26][27]

Novoselov is also a recipient of a starting grant[28] from the European Research Council.[29]

Kostya Novoselov made it into a shortlist of scientists with multiple hot papers for the years 2007–2008 (shared second place with 13 hot papers)[30] and 2009 (5th place with 12 hot papers).[31]

In 2014 Kostya Novoselov was included in the list of the most highly cited researchers. He was also named among the 17 hottest researchers world-wide—"individuals who have published the greatest number of hot papers during 2012–2013".[32]

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."[33]
  • 2008 Technology Review-35 Young Innovator [34]
  • 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."[35],[36]

His certificate of election to the Royal Society in 2011 reads

Personal life

Novoselov holds both Russian and British citizenship.[51] He is married and has two daughters.[1] He is an agnostic.[52]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 NOVOSELOV, Sir Konstantin S. Who's Who. 2015 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>(subscription required)
  2. The Nobel Prize in Physics 2010 Press Release. Nobelprize.org (2010-10-05). Retrieved on 2011-12-31.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Novoselov, Konstantin S. (2004). Development and applications of mesoscopic hall microprobes (PhD thesis). Radboud University Nijmegen.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> ISBN 9090183663
  4. Britnell, Liam Richard (2013). Electronic transport properties of graphene-based heterostructures (PhD thesis). University of Manchester.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Zan, Recep (2013). Microscopy and Spectroscopy of Graphene: Atomic Scale Structure and Interaction with Foreign Atom Species (PhD thesis). University of Manchester.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 "Certificate of Election EC/2011/34: Kostya Novoselov". London: The Royal Society. Archived from the original on 2015-07-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. New Year Honours 2012 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/30_12_11newyears2012.pdf
  8. Konstantin Novoselov's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database, a service provided by Elsevier.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Announcement of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics". The Nobel Foundation. 5 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "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 |website= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "The Royal Society, Dr. Kostya Novoselov".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. "Dr. Kostya Novoselov". University of Manchester, Mesoscopic Physics Research Group. Retrieved 2010-10-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  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<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  15. Kostya Novoselov G-9581-2014 ResearcherID
  16. 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:cond-mat/0009126. Bibcode:2000Natur.407...55G. doi:10.1038/35024025. PMID 10993068.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  17. 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:cond-mat/0312631. Bibcode:2003Natur.426..812N. doi:10.1038/nature02180. PMID 14685231.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  18. 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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  19. "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 |website= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  20. 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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  21. 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:cond-mat/0509330. Bibcode:2005Natur.438..197N. doi:10.1038/nature04233. PMID 16281030.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  22. Graphene Flagship
  23. "Introducing graphene".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  24. 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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  25. Astrophysics Data System
  26. 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:cond-mat/0410550. Bibcode:2004Sci...306..666N. doi:10.1126/science.1102896. PMID 15499015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  27. 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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  28. ERC Starting Grant
  29. "Nobel Prize in Physics goes to ERC grantee Prof. Konstantin Novoselov" (PDF). European Research Council. 5 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  30. The Hottest Research of 2007-08
  31. The Hottest Research of 2009
  32. The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014
  33. Nicholas Kurti European Science Prize
  34. Technology Review-35 Young Innovator 2008
  35. EPS CMD Europhysics Prize Recipients
  36. "Graphene pioneers bag Europhysics prize". Physics World. 2 September 2008.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  37. The IUPAP Young Scientist Prize
  38. "Hoge Koninklijke onderscheiding voor Nobelprijswinnaars" (in Dutch). Public Information Service of the Government of the Netherlands. Retrieved 25 August 2013.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  39. Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  40. Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics
  41. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60009. p. 1. 31 December 2011.
  42. BBC News – Knighthoods for Nobel-winning graphene pioneers. Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved on 2011-12-31.
  43. "Britain's 50 New Radicals". NESTA and The Observer. 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  44. The Kohn Award lecture
  45. Leverhulme Medal
  46. "Freedom of the city to be awarded to graphene scientists". 7 October 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  47. "The Assembly of Academicians at BAS elected three scientists as foreign members of the Academy". 28 November 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  48. "National science photography competition – in pictures".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  49. "a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher!" (PDF). Thomson Reuters.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  50. "The Lars Onsager Lecture and Professorship".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  51. "Graphene pioneers bag Nobel prize", Physics World, 5 October 2010<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  52. http://www.themoscowtimes.com/q-n-a/article/qa-russian-nobel-laureate-on-fun-god-and-the-ideal-physicist/508735.html

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