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Professor Sir Konstantin Novoselov

Chairman of Constructor Group Strategic Advisory Board

Fellow of Royal Society, Professor at Centre for Advanced 2D Materials at National University of Singapore, and the Langworthy Professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester.

Novoselov’s work on graphene was recognised by the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010. Professor Novoselov and Professor Andre Geim were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for their groundbreaking achievements with the two-dimensional material graphene. Then 36, Professor Novoselov was the youngest Nobel Laureate in Physics since 1971 and the youngest overall since 1992. 

Konstantin 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. Professor Novoselov has published more than 250 peer-reviewed research papers. 

Professor Novoselov is involved in coordination of the Europe’s first €1bn - Graphene Flagship project. He is also a speaker at the World Economic Forum. 

Major Awards:

  • Nicholas Kurti Prize (2007)
  • International Union of Pure and Applied Science Prize (2008)
  • MIT Technology Review Young Innovator (2008)
  • Europhysics Prize (2008)
  • Nobel Prize in Physics (2010)
  • Bragg Lecture Prize from the Union of Crystallography (2011)
  • Kohn Award Lecture (2012)
  • Leverhulme Medal from the Royal Society (2013)
  • Onsager Medal (2014)
  • Carbon Medal (2016)
  • Dalton Medal (2016)

Professor Novoselov was knighted in the 2012 New Year Honours.