for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene
UK and Russian citizenship. Born 1974 in Nizhny Tagil, Russia
Konstantin Novoselov obtained an MSc from the Moscow Physical-Technical University in 1997 and became a researcher at the Institute for Microelectronics Technology, Chernoglovka. In 1999 he moved to the Netherlands to work with Andre Geim at the High Magnetic Field Laboratory, University of Nijmegen, and in 2001 moved to the University of Manchester, again to work with Geim. In 2004 he was awarded a PhD from the University of Nijmegen.
In 2008 he was awarded the Europhysics Prize and the International Union of Pure and Applied Science Young Scientist Prize; he was also University of Manchester Researcher of the Year. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, Hon. Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Hon. Fellow of the Institute of Physics and was awarded the honorary degree Doctor of Science from the University of Manchester. He was made a Knight Bachelor in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to science.
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