Panče Naumov

Professor of Chemistry, NYU Abu Dhabi; Global Network Professor of Chemistry, NYU Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Research Websites: NYUAD Center for Smart Engineering Materials (CSEM) Smart Materials Lab (SML)

Research Areas: Materials Science

Panče Naumov is a tenured professor at the Division of Science and Mathematics, New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), and a Global Network Professor of Chemistry at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, New York University, with a cross-appointment at New York University’s Molecular Design Institute, a Director of the NYUAD Center for Smart Engineering Materials (CSEM) and a leader of the Smart Materials Lab (SML) at NYUAD. He also is a former fellow of the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University. The Naumov Smart Materials Lab is the leading research team in chemistry and materials science in the UAE with an output, according to Nature Index, that accounts for about 40-60% of the high-impact publications in chemistry in the country each year.

Dr Naumov holds a PhD in chemistry and materials science from the Tokyo Institute of Technology (2004) and a BSc from Ss Cyril & Methodius University in Macedonia. Prior to his appointment at NYU Abu Dhabi, he was a research fellow at the Japanese National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and faculty at Osaka University and Kyoto University in Japan. His research portfolio includes about 250 publications that have been cited more than 7,000 times. His research group has raised over $12 M of extramural funding. At conferences or other scientific meetings, he has presented over 400 times and has also given about 90 invited talks at various institutions. Since 2012, he has supervised over 60 students, including PhD theses, undergraduate projects, and capstone projects. He is an active reviewer of over 70 international journals and over ten national and international funding agencies.

Dr. Naumov was the founding Chair and current Officer for Industrial Liaisons of the UAE Chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society. He is also a founding President of the Emirates Crystallographic Society (ECS). Among other positions, he is a councilor of the European Crystallographic Association (ECA), a consultant and a member of the Commission on Structural Chemistry for the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr), member of the Natural Sciences Advisory Board and the Science in Media Committee of the Emirates Science Council, member of the International Advisory Board member of the journal Angewandte Chemie published by the German Chemical Society and Wiley-VCH, and a member of the board of the journal Chemistry – A European Journal published by 16 European chemical societies and Chemistry Europe.

For his accomplishments, he has been awarded a graduate fellowship from the Japanese Ministry of Education and Science ('00), Human Frontier Science Project (HFSP) award ('11), Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association Prize ('14), Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation ('15), Radcliffe fellowship at Harvard University ('18), The Hans and Marlies Zimmer International Scholar Program Award ('20), and a special visa by the UAE Government for outstanding contributions to the country ('20). He currently is a member and a fellow of the American Chemical Society, The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), European Crystallographic Association (ECA), American Crystallographic Association (ACA), and Mohamed Bin Rashid Academy of Scientists (MBRAS, the National Academy of Science of the UAE), among other organizations.


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