November 15, 2017

Student Nathan Lui received the International Student Chapter travel grant to attend the ACS meeting in New Orleans in March 2018.

October 15, 2017

Student Ibrahim Tahir started his internship with the Naumov Group after being accepted into SMSP (Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Scholar Program). The program also involves taking courses during the year (Leadership, Public speaking, US Foreign Policies, Critical Thinking, and Persuasive Writing) and upon successfully graduating from the program (August 2018), he will be awarded a scholarship for graduate school.

October 15, 2017

Research Associate Ejaz Ahmed started his month long visit to work with our collaborators at Novosibirsk State University in Russia.

October 10, 2017

Dr. Jans Van Esch from University of Delft visited NYUAD and the Naumov group and gave a lecture entitled Fuel-Driven Active Materials.

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.

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 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.

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 Janaury 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 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 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 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.