Narayan Sadashiv Hosmane
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|Narayan Sadashiv Hosmane|
|Born||June 30, 1948
|Fields||Chemistry and Biochemistry|
Narayan S. Hosmane is an Indian-born cancer research scientist who made the featured article in NRI Achievers magazine and is currently distinguished research professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He received the 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.
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. 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.
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. A fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the American Institute of Chemists, he has also been a foreign member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (RANS)  and listed in Who's Who in the World.
Hosmane was born in Gokarna, 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.
Hosmane earned Master of Science degree from Karnataka University, Karnataka, India. 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 United States to study carboranes and metallacarboranes. 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.
|1974–1975||Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Queen's University of Belfast w/ Frank Glockling.|
|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.|
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (CChem FRSC)
- Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists (FAIC)
- Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS)
- Member of the Sigma Xi Society
- Member of the International Council on Main Group Chemistry, Inc. (ICMGC)
Boards and editorships
- Section Editor of Applied Organometallic Chemistry, 2003–present
- International Editorial Advisory Board for Organometallics, a journal of the American Chemical Society, Jan 2006–present
- Regional Editor of Molecules, an international Internet journal.
- Editorial boards, Main Group Metal Chemistry (1999–Present) and 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
|2013||2013 Foreign Member to the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (RANS) |
|2013||2013-Elected Member of Zeta Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Delta – Honor Society for International Scholars.|
|2011||2011 Visiting Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences for International Senior Scientists in China |
|2010||2010 Inaugural Recipient of NIU Faculty Mentor Award from Northern Illinois University, USA|
|2008||2008 Inaugural Board of Trustees Professorship Award from Northern Illinois University, USA|
|2008||2007 Lifetime Achievement Pravasi Award from NRI Institute, New Delhi, India|
|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|
|2005||Gauss Professor, Göttingen Academy of Sciences, Germany|
|2003||Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Distinguished Chair of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, India|
|2001||Humboldt Research Award for US Senior Scientists from Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Bonn, Germany|
|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|
|1996||BUSA Award for Distinguished Achievements in Boron Science from the Awards Committee of Boron in the USA (BUSA) Workshop held in Guanajuato, Mexico|
|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|
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- Northern Illinois University Inaugural Board of Trustees Professorship Award
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- Northern Today – Prof. Hosmane honored by Indian university
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