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Konstantin S. Novoselov



August 23, 1974 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Novoselov, Konstantin S. (Konstantin Sergeevich), 1974-

Additional Forms of Names

Novoselov, Kostya, 1974-

Новосёлов, Константин Сергеевич



Konstantin Novoselov was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010 alongside Andre Geim "for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene." The majority of his work has been done at his current institution, the University of Manchester.

Important Dates

August 23, 1974Birth, Nizhniĭ Tagil (Russia).

1997 – 1999Obtained MSc degree (1997), and began Ph.D, Moscow Physical-Technical University, Moscow (Russia).

1997 – 1999Researcher, Institute for Microelectronics Technology, Institution of Russian Academy of Sciences (Institut Problem Technologii Mikroėlektroniki i Osobočistych Materialov), Chernogolovka (Russia).

1999Continued PhD studies under Andre Geim, Radboud University Nijmegan, Nijmegen (Netherlands).

2004Obtained PhD, Radboud University Nijmegen.

2004Received Early Career Fellowship to continue work at University of Manchester, Leverhulme Trust.

2005Moved to Manchester, England to continue working under Geim.

2005 – presentLeverhulme Research Fellow (2005-2006); Royal Society Research Fellow (2007-2013); Professor of Physics (2010-2013); and Langworthy Professor of Physics (2013-present), University of Manchester, Manchester (England).

2006Research Fellowship, Royal Society.

2007Awarded Nicholas Kurti Science Prize for Europe, Oxford University.

2008Awarded grant for work on “Physics and Applications of Graphene,” European Research Council.

2008Received recognition for his work on two-dimensional transitors, Innovators Under 35, MIT Technology Review.

2008Awarded Young Scientist Prize, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.

2010Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics with Andre Geim "for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene".

2011Awarded W. L. Bragg Lecture Prize, International Union of Crystallography.

2012Awarded Walter Kohn Prize Lecture.

2013Awarded Leverhulme Medal, Royal Society.

2013Foreign Member, Bulgarian Academy of Science (Bŭlgarska akademii︠a︡ na naukite).

2013Awarded Honorary Freedom, city of Manchester.

2014Awarded Onsager Medal, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norges tekniske høgskole).

2014Research Professorship, Royal Society.

2015Member, Academia Europaea.

2016Awarded the Carbon Medal, the American Carbon Society.

2016Awarded the John Dalton Medal, European Geosciences Union (EGU).


Material physicist.



Nizhniĭ Tagil (Russia)

Undergraduate Education

Moscow (Russia)


Chernogolovka (Russia)

Manchester (England)

Graduate Education

Nijmegen (Netherlands)


Condensed matter.


Materials science.

Mesoscopic phenomena (Physics).





Barbolina, Irina


Novoselov, Sergey


Novoselov, Tatiana


Advisors & Collaborators

Geim, A. K., 1958-

Advisor at Radboud University Nijmegen and University of Manchester and shared 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics with Novoselov "for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene."

Maan, Jan Kees

PhD advisor at Radboud University Nijmegen.

Petrashov, Victor

PhD advisor at Institutes of Microelectronics Technology and High Purity Materials.


Major Positions

Institut Problem Technologii Mikroėlektroniki i Osobočistych Materialov


University of Manchester. Physics Department

Leverhulme Research Fellow; Royal Society Research Fellow; Professor of Physics; and Langworthy Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Academia Europaea


American Carbon Society

Awarded Carbon Medal (2016).

Bŭlgarska akademii︠a︡ na naukite

Foreign Member.

European Geosciences Union

Awarded John Dalton Medal (2016).

European Research Council

Awarded grant for work on “Physics and Applications of Graphene."

International Union of Crystallography

Awarded W. L. Bragg Lecture Prize (2011).

International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

Awarded Young Scientist Prize (2008).

Leverhulme Trust

Awarded Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellowship recipient.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Named Innovatory Under 35, MIT Technology Review (2008).

Norges tekniske høgskole

Awarded Onsager Medal (2014).

Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen

Received PhD (2004).

Royal Society (Great Britain)

Research Fellowship; Research Professorship; and awarded Leverhulme Medal (2013).

University of Oxford. Department of Physics

Awarded Nicholas Kurti Science Prize for Europe (2007).


Published Resources


Encyclopaedia Britannica - Konstantin Novoselov.

Innovator Under 35 Novoselov Recognition announcement, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Technology Review.

Konstantin Novoselov CV, University of Manchester.

Konstantin S. Novoselov Nobel Prize biography.

Prof Sir Kostya Novoselov, FRS, Biography, University of Manchester