Professors Kostya Novoselov and Andre Geim, who received the Nobel Prize for Physics for their innovative research works to study graphene and its superior properties, have been awarded knighthoods. They have been knighted for ‘Services to Science.’
Graphene is the most conductive, strongest and thinnest material in the world. It is widely recognized for its prospective to transform materials science. The one-atom-thick carbon material is a unique two-dimensional substance, with carbon atoms aligned in a hexagonal lattice.
Graphene’s outstanding properties make it suitable for producing wallpaper-thin high definition televisions, flexible, lightweight aircrafts, touch screen computers and phones, ultrafast internet connections, future-generation computers and much more.
Novoselov and Geim have further extended their groundbreaking research to study the wonder material’s potential applications. Initially, Novoselov served as a PhD-student with Geim in the Netherlands. He then partnered with Geim’s research in the United Kingdom.
Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, who serves as Vice Chancellor and President of The University of Manchester, expressed her happiness for the latest honors awarded to Novoselov and Geim in the New Year Honours list. They have been knighted for their remarkable contribution to the science world, Rothwell added.