|Residence Manchester, England|
Known for Graphene
Fields Solid-state physics
Doctoral advisor Andre Geim
|Name Konstantin Novoselov|
Awards Nobel Prize in Physics
|Born Konstantin Sergeevich Novoselov
Russian: Konstantín Sergéevich Novosyolov; IPA: [kənstanˈtʲin sʲɪrˈgʲejɪvʲɪtɕ nəvaˈsʲoləf]
23 August 1974 (age 41)
Nizhny Tagil, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (1974-08-23) |
Nationality Russia and United Kingdom
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 (PhD)
Thesis Development and Applications of Mesoscopic Hall Microprobes (2004)
Education Radboud University Nijmegen, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Similar People Andre Geim, Ernest Rutherford, Hans Geiger
Graphene materials in the flatland a lecture by prof sir konstantin novoselov
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.
- Graphene materials in the flatland a lecture by prof sir konstantin novoselov
- Professor konstantin novoselov interviewed about graphene
- Awards and honours
- Art involvement
- Personal life
Professor konstantin novoselov interviewed about graphene
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.,
Kostya Novoselov participated in the Graphene Flagship project – a €1 billion initiative of the European Commission – and was featured in the official promotion movie of the project.
Novoselov is one of Directors of the National Graphene Institute.
Novoselov is also a recipient of a starting grant from the European Research Council.
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) and 2009 (5th place with 12 hot papers).
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
His certificate of election to the Royal Society in 2011 reads
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:
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 holds both Russian and British citizenship. He is married and has two daughters. He is an agnostic.