Narayan S Hosmane
Northern Illinois University
Narayan S Hosmane was born in Gokarn, Southern India and is a BS and MS Graduate of Karnatak University, India. He obtained a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry in 1974 from the University of Edinburgh. After Post-doctoral Research in UK and in the USA (UVa), he joined Virginia Tech and then moved to SMU in 1982, where he became Professor of Chemistry in 1989. In 1998, he moved to Northern Illinois University as a Distinguished Research and Board of Trustees Professor. His international awards include but are not limited to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Senior US Scientist Award twice; the BUSA Award for Distinguished Achievements in Boron Science; the Gauss Professorship of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences, Visiting Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. He has published over 320 papers in leading scientific journals and is an author of five books on boron science and cancer therapies.
His research interest includes Synthetic and structural chemistry of polyhedral boron cage biomolecules and nanostructured materials for cancer therapy, catalysis and extraction of radionuclides