Konstantin Novoselov

Konstantin Novoselov

Sir Konstantin Novoselov
Born Konstantin Sergeevich Novoselov
(1974-08-23) 23 August 1974 [1]
Nizhny Tagil, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Residence Manchester, England
Nationality Russia and United Kingdom[2]
Fields Solid-state physics
Institutions University of Manchester
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Radboud University of Nijmegen
Alma mater Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Radboud University of Nijmegen
Thesis Development and Applications of Mesoscopic Hall Microprobes (2004)
Doctoral advisor Jan Kees Maan
Andre Geim[3]
Doctoral students Liam Britnell[4]
Recep Zan[5]
Known for Study of graphene
Notable awards Nicholas Kurti Prize (2007)
TR35 (2008)
EuroPhysics Prize (2008)
IUPAP Prize (2008)
Nobel Prize in Physics (2010)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Netherlands Lion (2010)
Fellow of the Royal Society (2011)
Knight Bachelor (2012)
Leverhulme Medal (Royal Society) (2013)
Onsager Medal (2014)
Spouse Irina Barbolina[1]

Sir Konstantin Sergeevich "Kostya" Novoselov,[6] FRS, HonFRSC, HonFInstP (Russian: Константи́н Серге́евич Новосёлов; born 23 August 1974) is a Russian-British physicist, known for his works on graphene together with Andre Geim, which earned them the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010.[7],[8][9] Novoselov is currently Langworthy professor of physics in the mesoscopic physics research group at the University of Manchester and a Royal Society University Research Professor[10] (he was previously a Royal Society University Reseach Fellow).[11],[12] Novoselov is also a recipient of a starting grant[13] from the European Research Council.[14],[15],[16],[17]


  • Education 1
  • Career 2
  • Awards and honours 3
  • Personal life 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Konstantin Novoselov was born in Nizhny Tagil, Soviet Union, in 1974.[18] He graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology with a MSc degree in 1997,[1] and was awarded a PhD degree 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),[19] subatomic movements of magnetic domain walls,[20] the discovery of gecko tape[21] and graphene.[22][23],[24]

Kostya Novoselov participated in the Graphene Flagship project[25] – a €1 billion initiative of the European Commission – and was featured in the official promotion movie of the project.[26]

Novoselov is a director of National Graphene Institute.[27]

Awards and honours

  • 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."[28]
  • 2008 Technology Review-35 Young Innovator [29]
  • 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."[30],[31]

Personal life

Novoselov holds both Russian and British citizenship.[46] He is married and has two daughters.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "NOVOSELOV, Sir Konstantin S.". Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press. (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".  
  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".  
  12. ^ "Dr. Kostya Novoselov".  
  13. ^ ERC Starting Grant
  14. ^ "Nobel Prize in Physics goes to ERC grantee Prof. Konstantin Novoselov".  
  15. ^ Astrophysics Data System
  16. ^ Novoselov, K. S.;  
  17. ^ 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.  
  18. ^ Overbye, Dennis (5 October 2010), "Physics Nobel Honors Work on Ultra-Thin Carbon Film.", New York Times 
  19. ^ 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.  
  20. ^ 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.  
  21. ^  
  22. ^ "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. 
  23. ^ Geim, A. K.; Novoselov, K. S. (2007). "The rise of graphene". Nature Materials 6 (3): 183–191.  
  24. ^ Novoselov, K. S.;  
  25. ^ Graphene Flagship
  26. ^ "Introducing graphene". 
  27. ^ 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.  
  28. ^ Nicholas Kurti European Science Prize
  29. ^ Technology Review-35 Young Innovator 2008
  30. ^ EPS CMD Europhysics Prize Recipients
  31. ^ "Graphene pioneers bag Europhysics prize". Physics World. 2 September 2008. 
  32. ^ The IUPAP Young Scientist Prize
  33. ^ "Hoge Koninklijke onderscheiding voor Nobelprijswinnaars" (in Dutch). Public Information Service of the  
  34. ^ Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  35. ^ Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics
  36. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60009. p. 1. 31 December 2011.
  37. ^ BBC News – Knighthoods for Nobel-winning graphene pioneers. Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved on 2011-12-31.
  38. ^ "Britain's 50 New Radicals".  
  39. ^ The Kohn Award lecture
  40. ^ Leverhulme Medal
  41. ^ "Freedom of the city to be awarded to graphene scientists". 7 October 2013. 
  42. ^ "The Assembly of Academicians at BAS elected three scientists as foreign members of the Academy". 28 November 2013. 
  43. ^ "National science photography competition – in pictures". 
  44. ^ "a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher!". Thomson Reuters. 
  45. ^ "The Lars Onsager Lecture and Professorship". 
  46. ^ "Graphene pioneers bag Nobel prize", Physics World, 5 October 2010 

External links

  • Interview in ScienceWatch on his research fields
  • Portrait of Novoselov and Geim following the announcement of the Nobel Prize
  • The paper announcing the discovery of graphene
  • Selected research papers by Konstantin Novoselov and Andre Geim
  • Russians scoop Nobel for creation of graphene