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 full professor of chemistry with tenure at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), a Global Network Professor of Chemistry at the New York University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 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.  The Naumov's 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 both the number and fractional count of the high-impact publications in chemistry in the country each year. He also is a former fellow of the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

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. Before his appointment at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU, 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 over 270 publications. His research group has raised over USD 15 M of extramural funds, in addition to sizeable start-up and other internal funding received over the past two decades. At conferences or other scientific meetings, he has presented about 400 times and given over 90 invited talks at various institutions. Since 2012, he has supervised over 60 students, including Ph.D. theses, undergraduate projects, and capstone projects. He is an active reviewer of about 100 international journals and over ten national and international funding agencies. He is a member of the editorial or advisory boards of the Journal of the American Chemical SocietyAngewandte ChemieChemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry - an Asian Journal, Smart MoleculesSmartMatFlexMat, Wearable Electronics, and ChemNanoMat, and a guest editor of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, among other journals.

Naumov was the founding chair, current secretary, and treasurer of the 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), a member of the Natural Sciences Advisory Board and the Science in Media Committee of the Emirates Science Council. He is a fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

For his accomplishments, he was awarded a graduate fellowship from the Japanese Ministry of Education and Science ('00), Human Frontier Science (HFSP) award ('11), the Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association Prize ('14), the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation ('15), the 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 of the American Chemical Society, The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), the European Crystallographic Association (ECA), the American Crystallographic Association (ACA), and the Mohamed Bin Rashid Academy of Scientists (MBRAS, the National Academy of Science of the UAE), and the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts (MASA), among other organizations.

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