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Kostya Novoselov named Fred Kavli Distinguished Lecturer in Materials Science for 2023 MRS Spring Meeting

March 27, 2023
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Ryan Rebholz
Communications Manager
Materials Research Society

WARRENDALE, PA—The Materials Research Society (MRS) announced that Sir Konstantin ‘Kostya’ Novoselov FRS, National University of Singapore and The University of Manchester, has been selected for the Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship in Materials Science for the 2023 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit in San Francisco, California. Novoselov was selected by the 2023 MRS Spring Meeting Chairs.

Novoselov will present his lecture, Materials for the Future, as the plenary speaker at the 2023 MRS Spring Meeting on Tuesday, April 11.

Novoselov is a director of the Institute of Functional Intelligent Materials and is a Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor at the National University of Singapore. He is also a part-time Langworthy Professor of Physics and the Royal Society Research Professor at The University of Manchester. After graduating from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Novoselov earned his PhD degree at the University of Nijmegen before transitioning to The University of Manchester in 2001. He joined the National University of Singapore in 2019.

Novoselov is best-known for isolating graphene at The University of Manchester, earning the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2010 for his achievements with graphene. He is an expert in condensed matter physics, mesoscopic physics and nanotechnology.

One of the most highly cited researchers in the world, Novoselov has published more than 400 peer-reviewed research papers. He has been awarded numerous prizes, including the International Union of Pure and Applied Science Prize (2008), Europhysics Prize (2008), Bragg Lecture Prize from the Union of Crystallography (2011), the Kohn Award Lecture (2012), Leverhulme Medal from the Royal Society (2013), Onsager medal (2014), Carbon medal (2016), Dalton medal (2016), Otto Warburg Prize (2019) and the John von Neumann Professor from the John von Neumann Computer Society (2022) among many others. He was knighted in 2012.

Photo of Novoselov available upon request by contacting Ryan Rebholz


About the Materials Research Society

MRS is an organization of over 13,000 materials researchers from academia, industry and government worldwide, and a recognized leader in promoting the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research and technology to improve the quality of life. MRS members are students and professionals hailing from physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and engineering—the full spectrum of materials research. Headquartered in Warrendale, Pennsylvania (USA), MRS membership now spans 90 countries, with approximately 45 percent of members residing outside the United States.

MRS serves and engages members across generations to advance their careers and promote materials research and innovation. The Society produces high-quality meetings and publications, assuring that members of all career stages can present and publish their most important and timely work to an international and interdisciplinary audience. MRS continues to expand its professional development portfolio, as well as promote diversity and inclusion in the scientific workforce, with career services for researchers worldwide. The Society advocates for the importance of scientific research and innovation to policymakers and the community. And the MRS Awards program honors those whose work has already had a major impact in the field, as well as those whose work shows great promise for future leadership.

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