Nobel laureate for physics Konstantin Novoselov to join NUS

Co-creator of graphene is first Nobel winner to join a S'pore varsity

Professor Konstantin Novoselov said he decided to move to Singapore because of the strong research base in physics and materials science, as well as the "flexible, dynamic government" which has made research a key focus.
Professor Konstantin Novoselov said he decided to move to Singapore because of the strong research base in physics and materials science, as well as the "flexible, dynamic government" which has made research a key focus.PHOTO: UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

In a first for Singapore, a Nobel Prize winner is joining a university here.

Professor Konstantin Novoselov, 44, is part of the duo behind the revolutionary supermaterial graphene. He starts work at the National University of Singapore (NUS) on Monday as distinguished professor of materials science and engineering.

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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 'Nobel laureate for physics to join NUS'. Subscribe