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April 30, 2019

Professor Panče Naumov gave lectures at three different universities during the month of April:

Crystal Adaptronics: Dynamic and Soft-Matter-Like Properties of Molecular Crystals, MIT, Cambridge, MA, April 10, 2019.                      — Crystal Adaptronics: Dynamic and Soft-Matter-Like Properties of Molecular Crystals, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, April 18, 2019.                                                                                                       — Crystal Adaptronics: Mechanically Compliant and Adaptive Molecular Crystals, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, April 30, 2019.

These lectures provided a condensed overview of dynamic and self-healing single crystals, emerging new classes of materials that bridge the gap between the soft matter and inorganic materials. The occurrence and detection of their unconventional properties and the underlying structural features of the related molecular materials were discussed and highlighted together with prominent recent examples.

April 24, 2019

Graduating students Tabinah Faisal and Anastassiya Knyazeva defended their Capstone Projects to Professor Panče Naumov and several other members of the NYUAD Chemistry program. Tabinah presented an abstract entitled “Perpetually Self-Propelling Chiral Single Crystals”. Anastassiya’s abstract was entitled “Investigation of the Relationship Between Material Properties and Self-healing in Crystals of Boronic Esters and Disulfides”.

April 11, 2019

Professor Naumov’s 2018 -2019 Fellows’ Presentation entitled Learning from Nature: Advanced Biomimetic Materials is now highlighted on the website for Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. You can also view it on YouTube.

April 8, 2019

Graduate Student, Marieh Al Handawi’s research with heat-resistant vaccines was highlighted in Al-Fanar Media. Maria is developing vaccines to withstand temperature changes during shipping. 

April 4, 2019

Panče Naumov’s author profile has been published in Angewandte Chemie. In recognition of having published ten papers in the journal within the last ten years.

March 27, 2019

Professor Panče Naumov gave a presentation “Learning from Nature: Advanced Biomimetic Materials” at the Knafel Center, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, March 27, 2019. The lecture was attended by about 100 audience members and was highlighted on several portals such as that of the Kavli Institute at Harvard University. 

March 25, 2019

Professor Panče Naumov was featured in the Emerging Investigators virtual issue of Crystal Growth & Design. The article highlights Professor Naumov’s career accomplishments as well as a few fun facts you may not know about our favourite Chemist!

March 23, 2019

Professor Panče Naumov was published in an editorial article in Nature Chemistry that collected approximately 50 brief opinions on what leading researchers think is the most exciting/interesting/challenging aspect related to the future development of the areas of chemistry.

March 22, 2019

Professor Panče Naumov’s manuscript entitled Crystalline Acylhydrazone Photoswitches with Multiple Mechanical Responses was published by Crystal Growth & Design.

March 19, 2019

Research Associate Durga Karothu Prasad and Postdoctoral Associate Luca Catalano travelled to Paris, France March 19-22 to conduct experiments at Synchrotron Soleil.

March 18, 2019

Research Scientist and all around nice guy, Patrick Commins, was a volunteer at the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. Patrick spent time playing badminton with the athletes.

February 15, 2019

Professor Panče Naumov has been invited to speak at the 24th International Conference on the Chemistry of the Organic Solid State (ICCOSS XXIV) as part of the Joel Bernstein Memorial Symposium. The conference will take place in New York City, USA, June 16 - 21, 2019.

February 22, 2019

Our manuscript entitled In Situ Monitoring of the Inhibition of Asphaltene Adsorption by a Surfactant on Carbon Steel Surface was published by Energy Fuels. 

February 13, 2019

Members of the Naumov Research Group including Research Scientist, Patrick Commins and Research Associate, Durga Prasad Karothu, had their manuscript entitled "Is a bent crystal still a single crystal?" accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie. 

February 11, 2019

Post-Doctoral Associate, Abdullah Khalil and Research Associate Durga Prasad Karothu along with members of the Naumov Research Group had a manuscript entitled "Direct Quantification of Rapid and Efficient Single-Stroke Actuation by a Martensitic Transition in a Thermosalient Crystal" accepted for publication in the Journal of  American Chemical Society, one of the leading publishers of journals within the international chemistry community.

February 8, 2019

Professor Panče Naumov has been invited by Advanced Materials to contribute a Progress Report to the upcoming special issue "From Responsive Molecules to Interactive Materials".

January 29, 2019

Professor Panče Naumov’s accepted paper entitled “Thermochemiluminescent Peroxide Crystals", will be highlighted in Nature Middle East. The website covers selected research focused on issues relevant to the Middle East.    

January 28, 2019

Post-doctoral associate, Stefan Schramm along with members of the Naumov group and other collaborators had their manuscript entitled 'Thermochemiluminescent Peroxide Crystals" accepted for publication in Nature Communications. 

January 21, 2019

Chemical and Engineering News, the leading portal of the American Chemical Society with over 60,000 subscribers, highlighted the Naumov Group's work with dynamic crystals in a review entitled "Revealing the secrets of jumping crystals".

December 27, 2018

Professor Panče Naumov has been recognized by Angewandte Chemie as one of their most prolific and trusted authors. Professor Naumov’s author profile will be featured as part of its series on those authors who have recently published their tenth paper in Angewandte Chemie in the last 10 years.

December 15, 2018

NYUAD student Ieva Liepuoniute along with members of the Naumov Group and collaborators from other institutions had a paper entitled "Reversible Multicolor Photochromism of Dihydroazulene Crystals" published in Chemistry - A European Journal.

November 14, 2018

Professor Panče Naumov hosted the Second Middle Eastern Materials Science Conference held at NYUAD, Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 12-14, 2018.

October 11, 2018

Global PhD student, Jad Mahmoud Halabi, attended the Science Alliance Leadership Training (SALT) held in Washington DC, USA, October 2018. The program which was co-hosted by the New York Academy of Sciences and Lockheed Martin is designed to provide exceptional students in the STEM fields with the opportunity to immerse themselves in understanding leadership concepts that will allow them to effectively advocate for their career.

August 25, 2018

Professor Panče Naumov acted as co-chair for the Microsymposia "Exploring structural dynamics in crystals",  at the 31st European Crystallographic Meeting (ECM31) held in Oviedo, Spain in August 2018.

July 25, 2018

Professor Naumov's research was highlighted on the news website in an article entitled " Humidity-Driven Motility in Feather Grass Awns".

July 14, 2018

An article discussing Marieh Al Bandawi's research on the development of heat-proof vaccines was published in The National.

July 12, 2018

Gijo Raj gave an invited talk entitled "Probing chemical transitions and nano-mechanical properties using Atomic Force Microscopy: from organic crystals to petroleum heavy aromatics" at CEA Grenoble.

July 7, 2018

Yumi’s work investigating the anti-cataracts effects of cleome rupicola was featured in The National.

June 18, 2018

Angewandte Chemie International Edition has highlighted the Naumov Group’s research on bendable crystals in a press release from June 18, 2018.

June 6, 2018

A highlight on Yumi Gambrill’s work on isolation of bioactive compound from the UAE plant Cleome rupicola has been published here on the NYUAD website.

June 5, 2018

A story based on the Naumov Group’s research on bendable crystals is available online now at Nature Asia’s  India and Middle East editions. 

June 2, 2018

Gulf News has featured the announcement of Panče Naumov’s Fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, while also highlighting his achievements and previous work - it is available at The official Emirates News Agency, WAM, as well as Zawya, Al Bawaba and Gulf Digital News, also reported on the Fellowship. Articles featuring the fellowship announcement can also be found in Arabic at Al Watan newspaper and Al Press.

April 23, 2018

Post-doctoral associate, Luca Catano had a manuscript entitled “Exploiting rotational motion in molecular crystals” accepted for publication in CrystEngComm. Luca will also be submitting an artwork for the cover of the publication. 

June 1, 2018

Professor Naumov’s Fellowship was announced on the NYUAD website, available in English here and Arabic here. The Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University has also posted our announcement on their website.

May 8, 2018

Professor Panče Naumov was awarded the Radcliffe Fellowship from Harvard University.

May 1, 2018

Post-doctoral associate, Luca Catalano, has been awarded the best PhD prize in crystallography 2018 offered by the Italian Crystallographic Association (AIC) for his thesis entitled “Towards engineering of solid-state supramolecular rotors via halogen bonding”. The Politecnico di Milano, where he recently completed his doctoral studies, highlighted Luca’s prize in their May PhD Newsletter. Luca has also been invited as an awardee to give a lecture at the next AIC annual meeting in Rome (Italy), 23-28 June 2018.

April 30, 2018

Student Yumi Gambrill, Class of 2018, won 2nd place out of 21 abstracts presented in the chemistry and environmental sciences category at the 6th UAE Undergraduate Research Competition, held by Abu Dhabi University.

April 23, 2018

Research associate, Gijo Raj, in collaboration with Visiting Research Professor, Gennaro Esposito, had a manuscript entitled “Interference of citrate-stabilized gold nanoparticles on β2-microglobulin oligomeric association” accepted for publication in ChemmCom.

April 18, 2018

Student Ibrahim Tahir successfully graduated from the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Scholars Program (SMSP), having completed a successful internship with the Naumov Group. 

April 17, 2018

Post-Doctoral Associate, Luca Catano had his paper entitled “Bendable organic crystalsaccepted by the SPIE Organic Photonics + Electronics Symposium. Luca will travel to San Diego in August 2018 to present his paper. 

April 15, 2018

Ejaz and Luca visited SPring-8, a synchrotron radiation facility in Japan to perform micro-focused FTIR experiments from April 16 – 20, 2018.

March 24, 2018

Professor Panče Naumov was invited to act as co-chair in the organization of the MS34, entitled “Exploring structural dynamics in crystals”, within the scientific programme of the 31st European Crystallographic Meeting (ECM31) to be held in Oviedo, Spain, August 22 – 27, 2018.