Professor of Chemistry
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Research Areas: materials science
Dr. Naumov is a native of Macedonia, where he was educated and worked shortly at Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. After acquiring his PhD in chemistry and materials science from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2004, Dr. Naumov continued his research at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan. There he established a new laboratory for the study of solid phenomena, while simultaneously performing research at two Japanese synchrotrons.
In 2007, he was appointed Associate Professor at Osaka University, where he led a small but very active research group. After a short stint at Kyoto University, in 2012 he joined New York University, where he is now tenured faculty in their portal campus in Abu Dhabi, the UAE.
His publication portfolio includes over 200 publications that have been cited more than 3,300 times, with an h-index of 32. He has also contributed three book chapters and two academic manuals. At research conferences, he has presented over 300 times and has given about 50 invited talks and 30 invited seminars at various institutions.
He is an active reviewer for more than 50 journals published by the Nature Publishing Group, American Chemical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry Wiley-VCH, Elsevier and other publishers. He serves as a reviewer with the National Science Foundation (US), the European Research Council (EU), the Petroleum Fund of the American Chemical Society (US), the Russian Scientific Fund (RU), the National Research Foundation (South Africa), the International Foundation for Science (Sweden) and other funding bodies.
Dr. Naumov is a recipient of Harvard University's Radcliffe fellowship, Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association Prize for Young Scientists, Japanese Ministry of Science Fellowship, and Global Center of Excellence Fellowship, among other awards. He is a founder of the UAE Chapter of the American Chemical Society, member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Society of Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence (ISBC), member of the Advisory Board of the International Conference on the Chemistry of the Organic Solid State (ICCOSS), and councilor of the European Crystallographic Association (ECA), among other roles.