Professor Narayan HosmaneAbout Narayan S. Hosmane

Narayan S. Hosmane is an Indian‐born cancer research scientist who made the featured article in NRI Achievers magazine and is currently a Distinguished Research Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and an 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, by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany, to scientists worldwide as a tribute to their lifelong accomplishments.

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 was ranked by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) in the top 50 percent of the most cited chemists in the world from 1981–1997.

In September 2007, at the launch of the NRI Institute's Washington D.C. chapter, the NRI Institute presented him with its Pride of India Gold Award, in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments. That following 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. 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. In June 2018, Narayan Hosmane was honored with a Special Dedicated Issue of Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, published by the Elsevier Science.

Curriculum Vitae for Narayan S. Hosmane

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Organometallic / Inorganic Chemistry, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, U.K., (1974) under the supervision of Prof. Evelyn A. V. Ebsworth
  • M.S. Chemistry, Karnatak University, Dharwar, India, (1970)
  • B.S. Chemistry, Karnatak University, Dharwar, India, (1968)

Employment History

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

Personal Links

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India's Contribution to the Rest of the World
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The most poisonous King Cobra is also very friendly as long as people do not hurt the cobra by poking. The first poking is ignored by cobra by thinking that the poking person is uncultured and ignorant. The second time poking is also ignored by cobra thinking that the person never learned the mannerism from their parents and teachers despite being a human. But the third time poking led the King Cobra's hood being opened widely and then bitten with full of venom to bring the death to that uncultured person!
This video, with the message given in the caption, can be read by many students and colleagues so that they can learn something from this video! Since I have witnessed the behavior of King Cobra in my birth place in India, I thought of wiping out the notion that King Cobra always bites with venom and kills people and other animals!