Be bold, says Nobel laureate joining NUS

Professor Konstantin Novoselov (above) and fellow researcher Andre Geim were awarded the Nobel Prize for their groundbreaking achievements in graphene. Made up of a single layer of carbon atoms, it is the thinnest material discovered to date, yet it
Professor Konstantin Novoselov (above) and fellow researcher Andre Geim were awarded the Nobel Prize for their groundbreaking achievements in graphene. Made up of a single layer of carbon atoms, it is the thinnest material discovered to date, yet it is hundreds of times stronger than steel.PHOTO: UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

Co-creator of supermaterial graphene wants to infect others with his passion for science

When Professor Konstantin "Kostya" Novoselov gives a talk, he never makes any mention of the Nobel Prize in Physics that he was awarded in 2010, when he was just 36.

Yes, the top award is special, he admits, but the man behind the supermaterial graphene does not really think about it.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 06, 2019, with the headline 'Be bold, says Nobel laureate joining NUS'. Print Edition | Subscribe