Lab Announcements

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 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 here. 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.

August 22, 2017

Professor Panče Naumov attended the 24th Congress of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr), in Hyderabad, India and gave an invited lecture entitled "Disintegrative vs Restorative Effects during Motion, Deformation and Self-Healing of Dynamic Molecular Crystals".

August 8, 2017

Manuscript "Mechanistic Investigations of the 2-Coumaranone Chemiluminescence" from members of the Naumov Group and collaborators has been accepted for publication by Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics journal.

July 23, 2017

Postdoctoral Associate, Stefan Schramm attended and presented a poster entitled "Photoinduced Solid State Decarboxylation of N,N-Dimethylaminolucifer in Single Crystals" at the Gordon Research Conference, Bates College, Lewiston, USA from July 22-28th.

August 1, 2017

Research Scientist Patrick Commins visited the Bruker facilities in Yokohama, Japan learning electron spin resonance spectroscopy. He then spent a month at University of Lethbridge in Canada learning advanced NMR spectroscopy techniques.

July 6, 2017

Chemical Communications accepted the Naumov Group manuscript "Metal-Coated Thermosalient Crystals as Electrical Fuses".

June 27, 2017

Advanced Materials has accepted the Naumov Group manuscript "Vapomechanically Responsive Motion of Microchannel-Programmed Actuators".

June 16, 2017

ACIE has issued a press release on work from the Naumov Group entitled “Raucous Crystals”.

June 16, 2017

CrystEngComm has accepted the Naumov Group paper “Ionic Cocrystals of Molecular Saccharin”.

June 14, 2017

DESY recently highlighted work from the Naumov Group with article on "Jumping crystals produce sound waves".

June 13, 2017

Stefan Schramm, Postdoctoral Associate, has been awarded the Alan R. Katritzky award for synthetic heterocyclic chemistry. The award is endowed with €1000 and will be awarded by the president of the University of Jena on July 6th. Congratulations to Stefan.

June 7, 2017

Chemical Communications has accepted the Naumov Group paper “A Stable Gold(I)–Enyne Species Obtained by Alkyne Carboauration in a Complex Rearrangement”.

May 29, 2017

The manuscript "Direct Observation of Asphaltene Nanoparticles on Model Mineral Substrates" from Gijo Raj, Alain Lesimple, Jamie Whelan and Panče Naumov has just been accepted by Langmuir for publication.

May 24, 2017

Angewandte Chemie International Edition have accepted for publication the manuscript "Acoustic Emission from Organic Martensites" from Manas K. Panda, Martin Etter, Robert E. Dinnebier, and Panče Naumov.

May 22, 2017

Postdoctoral Associate Stefan Schramm has been awarded the Frans De Schryver ACS Travel Grant to attend the Methods and Applications in Fluorescence (MAF) Conference in Bruges, Belgium in September 2017. Congratulations to Stefan.

May 19, 2017

Postdoctoral Associate Cesar Carrasco-Lopez attended a meeting at the University of Strasbourg, organized by Dr. Pascal Didier, to coordinate with our collaborators on the future strategies and approaches, relating to the Bioluminescence project, that will be developed during the second half of 2017.

May 18, 2017

The Journal of Organic Chemistry accepted the manuscript "From Highly Fluorescent Donors to Strongly Absorbing Acceptors: The Tunable Properties of Fluorubines" from Dominique Mario Gampe, Stefan Schramm, Steffen Ziemann, Matthias Westerhausen, Helmar Görls, Panče Naumov and Rainer Beckert for publication.

May 17, 2017

The Naumov research group published six out of the 12 papers listed under the "Chemistry" category in the United Arab Emirates in the Nature Index 2016, for the period between February 1 2016 and January 31 2017. This accounts for 70.5% of the chemistry publications in the UAE in both fractional count (FC) and weighed fractional count (WFC).

May 8, 2017

NYUAD students Ieva Liepuoniute, Nathan Lui and Alvaro Yanez competed in the 5th United Arab Emirates Undergraduate Research Competition, at Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi.  Each gave an oral presentation on research carried out in the Naumov Lab. Ieva's talk was entitled "Photochromism of dihydroazulenes: Investigating the reaction mechanism and thermodynamic properties in solid state", Nathan's was entitled "Humidity-responsive luminescent switching in oxyluciferin-agarose thin films as a basis for optical humidity sensors" and Alvaro's "Morphokinematics of Stipa epilosa hygroactuation".

April 30, 2017

Dylan Shields from Anna Gudmundsdottir's Research Group at the University of Cincinnati visited for two weeks to join our team for collaborative research.

April 26, 2017

Distinguished Research Professor Kenneth Harris from Cardiff University, Wales visited the Naumov Group and gave two lectures to researchers on campus. One entitled “Structure Determination of Molecular Solids from Powder X-ray Diffraction Data: Current Opportunities and "State-of-the-Art" and the other entitled “New Experimental Techniques for Exploring Crystallization Pathways and Structural Properties of Solids”.

April 5, 2017

Cesar Carrasco-Lopez, Postdoctoral Associate from the Naumov group, was awarded beamtime at the Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago, US and attended from 5‒7 April to carry out research testing on crystals.

April 4, 2017

Postdoctoral Associate Philip Rodenbough from the Naumov group has been awarded beam time at the Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago.  Allocated slot will be scheduled for some time between June and August.

March 1, 2017

Professor Toru Asahi from Waseda University visited the group for several days during March 2017.

February 27, 2017

NYUAD highlights the work of Naumov group postdoc Philip Rodenbough, who is working on a project to improve digital chemistry literacy in Kenyan schools.

April 21, 2017

Philip Rodenbough, Postdoctoral Associate with the Naumov group, gave an interview to the Ras Al Khaimah Media Office sharing his enthusiasm for the IWAM conference.

February 14, 2017

Panče Naumov and colleagues were recognized for their work on firefly bioluminescence by the Human Frontier Science Program.

February 8, 2017

Our manuscript entitled “Flexibility in a Molecular Crystal Accomplished by Structural Modulation of Carbohydrate Epimers” has been accepted by the journal Crystal Growth and Design.

January 31, 2017

Takuya Taniguchi, a chemistry PhD student from Professor Toru Asahi’s lab in Waseda University, Japan is visiting the Naumov Group until the end of March to do research. Welcome, Takuya!

January 30, 2017

Professor Isabelle Navizet from University Paris-Est-Marne-la Vallee visited NYUAD and gave a lecture entitled “Excited States and Light Emission in Firefly Bioluminescence System: A Theoretical Study” to researchers at NYUAD as part of the Chemistry Seminar Series.

January 28, 2017

Collaborator Dr Yasuo Mitani from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan visited the Naumov Group from January 28-31.

January 24, 2017

Associate Professor Panče Naumov and other collaborators have had their manuscript accepted for publication, entitled entitled “Synthesis of Tetraoxygenated Terephthalates via a Dichloroquinone Route: Characterization of Cross-Conjugated Liebermann Betaine Intermediates,” in Helvetica Chimica Acta.

January 25, 2017

Professor Panče Naumov was appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Society of Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence (ISBC).

January 24, 2017

Associate Professor Panče Naumov and other collaborators have had their manuscript accepted for publication. The manuscript entitled "Oxyluciferin Derivatives: A Toolbox of Environment-Sensitive Fluorescence Probes for Molecular and Cellular Applications" was accepted by The Journal of Physical Chemistry, Part B: Biophysical Chemistry, Biomaterials, Liquids, and Soft Matter, Section B: Biophysical Chemistry and Biomolecules.

January 22, 2017

Sahr Khan, a Postdoctoral Researcher from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, visited the Naumov Group and also gave a lecture entitled “Sustainable Energy by Direct H2O/CO2 to Fuel Conversion” to researchers at NYUAD.

January 16, 2017

Dr Sunil Kumar from NYUNY visited NYUAD and gave a lecture entitled “Foldamer-based Approach to Probe the Mechanistic Pathways of Protein Misfolding” as part of the Chemistry Seminar Series.

January 11, 2017

Associate Professor Panče Naumov with group members and other collaborators have had their manuscript accepted for publication. Manuscript entitled “Probing Structural Perturbation in a Bent Molecular Crystal with Synchrotron Infrared Microspectroscopy and Periodic Density Functional Theory Calculations” was accepted by the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

January 11, 2017

Associate Professor of Chemistry Panče Naumov attended the QAFCO-Texas A&M at Qatar Conference 2017 and gave a lecture entitled “Dynamic Molecular Single Crystals.” The conference was held in Doha, Qatar, January 11-13.