Sir Andre Geim is Regius Professor of Physics at the University of Manchester. Geim was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics jointly with Konstantin Novoselov "for ground-breaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene.
In 2004 Geim, Novoselov, and colleagues succeeded in isolating graphene, a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon found in a hexagonal lattice. Graphene is an extremely good conductor of electricity and may surpass silicon to form the next generation of computer chips. Graphene is also almost totally transparent, so it could be an ideal material for touch screens and solar cells. Thomson-Reuters repeatedly named him among the world’s most active scientists and attributed to him three new research fronts - diamagnetic levitation, gecko tape and graphene.