Konstantin Novoselov

Sir Konstantin Novoselov, Konstantin Sergeyevich actually Nowosjolow (Russian Константин Сергеевич Новосёлов, scientific transliteration Konstantin Novoselov Sergeevič; born August 23, 1974 in Nizhny Tagil ) is a Russian- British physicist who became known for his studies on the graph. In 2010 he received together with Andre Geim the Nobel Prize for physics.

Novoselov Ph.D. in 1997 graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology cum laude. From 1997 to 1999 he conducted research at the Institute of Microelectronic Technology in Chernogolovka, from 1999 to 2001 at the Radboud University Nijmegen, 2004 doctorate him to the doctor. Since 2001 he has worked at the University of Manchester. 2005-2006 he was there Leverhulme Research Fellow, he is since 2007 Royal Society Research Fellow and has been funded since 2008 by a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (European Research Council, ERC).

He was involved in the development of ballistic Hall magnetometry, which enabled the measurement of the magnetization of individual superconductors of submicron first time. This he used to show the movement of magnetic domain walls in ferromagnetic materials. He was co-developer of gecko tape, which is based on the same mechanism that allows geckos to climb on smooth surfaces. He also deals with two-dimensional crystals whose most famous graphs.


  • 2007: Nicholas Kurti European Prize
  • 2008: University of Manchester Researcher of the Year
  • 2008: Young Scientist Prize ( International Union of Pure and Applied Physics )
  • 2008: Technology Review Young Innovator -35
  • 2008: EUR Physics Prize together with Andre Geim
  • 2010: Nobel Prize in Physics together with Andre Geim
  • 2010: Commander of the Order of the Netherlands Lion
  • 2011: Honorary Member of the Royal Society
  • 2011: Honorary Member of the Institute of Physics
  • 2012: knighted as a Knight Bachelor in the New Year Honours by Queen Elizabeth II; he was thus raised to the peerage.
  • 2013: Leverhulme Medal