Narayan Sadashiv Hosmane

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Narayan Sadashiv Hosmane
Hosmane.Photo.March08.jpg
Born June 30, 1948
Gokarna, India
Residence USA
Nationality USA
Fields Biochemistry

Narayan S. Hosmane (born June 30, 1948) is an Indian-born cancer research scientist who made the featured article in NRI Achievers magazine[1] and is currently distinguished research professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the inaugural board of trustees professor at Northern Illinois University, Dekalb. He received the coveted Humboldt Research Award for senior scientists twice. This award is presented annually to scientists worldwide as a tribute to their lifelong accomplishments by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany.[2]

He was the founder of "Boron in the Americas" (formerly known as BUSA and hosted the organization's first meeting in Dallas in April 1988.[3] He has published over 300 papers in leading scientific journals and ranked by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) in the top 50% of the most cited chemists in the world from 1981–1997.[3]

In September 2007, the NRI Institute presented him with its Pride of India Gold Award, recognizing his outstanding accomplishments, at the launch of the NRI Institute’s Washington D.C. chapter, and again in January, he was honored by the same NRI Institute with its Lifetime Achievement Pravasi Award and Bharath Samman Medal during the Annual Conference held in New Delhi, India.[3] A fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the American Institute of Chemists, he has also been listed in Who's Who in the World.[3]

Early life[edit]

Dr. N. S. Hosmane was born in Gokarna,[3] Uttar Kannada region, India, to a Havyaka Brahmin family. Hosmane earned his high school diploma (SSLC) from Bhadrakali High School, Gokarna (1964) and soon after, went to Dr. A. V. Baliga college, Kumta for his college studies, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with Botany as minor.

He is married to Sumathy Rao, who came from a Konkani-speaking family. He has one daughter and one son.

Academic career[edit]

Hosmane earned Master of Science degree from Karnataka University, Karnataka, India.[1] He then obtained a Ph.D. degree in Organometallic/Inorganic Chemistry in 1974 from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

After his postdoctoral research training in Queen’s University of Belfast, he joined the Lambeg Industrial Research Institute in Northern Ireland, and then moved to the USA to study carboranes and metallacarboranes.[3] After postdoctoral work with Russell Grimes at the University of Virginia, in 1979 he joined the faculty at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
In 1982 he joined the faculty at the Southern Methodist University, where he became Professor of Chemistry in 1989. In 1998, he moved to Northern Illinois University and is currently a Distinguished Research Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Inaugural Board of Trustees Professor.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Year Professional Career
1974–1975 Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Queen's University of Belfast w/ Frank Glockling.[4]
1975–1976 Research Scientist, Catalysis Section, Lambeg Industrial Research Institute, N. Ireland
1976–1977 Research Associate, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama w/ W. E. Hill and F. A. Johnson.
1977–1979 Research Associate, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia w/ Russell N. Grimes.
1979–1982 Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.
1982–1986 Assistant Professor (tenure track), Department of Chemistry, Southern Methodist University.
1986–1989 Associate Professor (with tenure), Department of Chemistry, Southern Methodist University.
1989 – 7/1998 Full Professor, Department of Chemistry, Southern Methodist University.
8/1998 – 7/2001 Full Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL.
7/2001 – 6/2005 Presidential Research Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL.
7/2005–present Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL.
7/2008–present Board of Trustees Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL.

Professional affiliations[edit]

Boards and editorships[edit]

Prof. Dr. Narayan S. Hosmane receiving "Lifetime Achievement Pravasi Award"
  • Section Editor of Applied Organometallic Chemistry, 2003–present[4]
  • International Editorial Advisory Board for Organometallics, a premier journal of the American Chemical Society, Jan 2006–present
  • Regional Editor of Molecules, an International Internet journal.
  • Editorial Board of an International Journal, Main Group Metal Chemistry, 1999–Present
  • Editorial Board of an International Journal, Main Group Chemistry, 2006–Present
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue of the Applied Organometallic Chemistry – Main Group Metal Compounds commemorating 65th birthday of Professor Thomas P. Fehlner entitled "Recent Advances in Inorganometallic Chemistry" published by Wiley-VCH, in April / May 2003.
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue of the Journal of Organometallic Chemistry commemorating 70th birthday of Professor Sheldon G. Shore entitled "From Borane Cages to Metal Clusters: Recent Developments," published by Elsevier Science, in November 2000.
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue of Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon Volume 87, Numbers 1–4, 1994) entitled "Symposium on Recent Advances in the Chemistry of the Main-Group Elements," Austin, Texas, October 24–27, 1993, published by Gordon and Breach.

Honors and awards[edit]

Year Award
2013 2013 Foreign Member to the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (RANS) [5]
2011 2011 Visiting Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences for International Senior Scientists in China [6]
2010 2010 Inaugural Recipient of NIU Faculty Mentor Award from Northern Illinois University, USA[7]
2008 2008 Inaugural Board of Trustees Professorship Award from Northern Illinois University, USA[7]
2008 2007 Lifetime Achievement Pravasi Award from NRI Institute, New Delhi, India[7]
2007 Re-Invitation of Humboldt Research Award for Senior US Scientists from Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Bonn, Germany
2007 Pride of India Gold Award from NRI Institute, Washington, D.C. Chapter, USA[8]
2005 Gauss Professor, Göttingen Academy of Sciences, Germany[9]
2003 Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Distinguished Chair of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, India[10]
2001 Humboldt Research Award for US Senior Scientists from Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Bonn, Germany[11]
2001 Outstanding Grant Acquisition Award from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
2001 Presidential Research Professorship Award, for significant and sustained scholarly or creative work, including the achievement of national and international reputation in the chosen field of research, from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois[12]
1996 BUSA Award for Distinguished Achievements in Boron Science from the Awards Committee of Boron in the USA (BUSA) Workshop held in Guanajuato, Mexico[13]
1994 India International Gold Award, India International Gold Medal & Mother India International Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Education (Chemistry) for the year 1994 from NRI Institute, New Delhi, India
1994 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Scholar / Fellow Award for the year 1994 from The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc., New York
1987 Sigma Xi Outstanding Research Award for the year 1987 from the Society of Sigma Xi, Southern Methodist University Chapter
1981 CO-recipient of the Sigma Xi President's and Visitors' Research Prize, University of Virginia Chapter, Sigma Xi

References[edit]

Featured Article in NRI Achievers Magazine

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