Prestigious Royal Society award for Graphene Flagship luminary
Britain’s Royal Society has awarded a prestigious research professorship to Kostya Novoselov, Nobel laureate and leading light in the Graphene Flagship.
Professor Sir Konstantin (Kostya) Novoselov FRS, Nobel laureate and graphene scientist at the University of Manchester, has been awarded a coveted Royal Society Research Professorship. The award offers long-term support to world-class scientists of outstanding achievement, so that they may focus on research. Appointments are normally made for up to 10 years, and provide salary costs, a startup grant and research expenses.
Sir Kostya is a leading light in the Graphene Flagship: an international consortium of academic and industrial partners with an interest in graphene and related two-dimensional materials. The flagship is funded in part by the European Commission, and focuses on the need for Europe to address the big scientific and technological challenges through long-term, multidisciplinary research and development efforts.
Further details on the Royal Society award are provided by the University of Manchester.