Panče Naumov is an associate professor of chemistry at New York University’s campus in Abu Dhabi. He is an active reviewer for more than 50 journals published by the American Chemical Society, Elsevier, Nature Publishing Group, the Royal Society of Chemistry, Wiley-VCH, and others. He also serves as a reviewer with the European Research Council, the National Science Foundation, the Petroleum Research Fund, and several other national funding bodies.
Naumov’s research is in the domain of materials science, at the interface of solid-state chemistry, crystal engineering, and photochemistry, focusing on structural aspects of novel materials for efficient conversion of light, chemical, thermal, and mechanical energy in the solid state. It involves mechanistic studies and application of salient crystals, a new class of materials that can rapidly transduce energy into mechanical motion and work at a millisecond timescale. His most recent research is in the field of petroleomics (chemistry of oil).
Naumov earned his PhD at Tokyo Institute of Technology. He is a recipient of an APA Prize for Young Scientists, a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award, and a Global COE (Centers of Excellence) Program fellowship. He is a founding member of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Chapter of the American Chemical Society and member of the advisory boards of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s UAE section, the International Society of Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence, and the International Conference on the Chemistry of the Organic Solid State and a councilor of the European Crystallographic Association.