Dr Narayan Hosmane,
Northern Illinois University
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Speaker Biography (Narayan Hosmane)
Dr. Narayan S. Hosmane was born in Gokarn, near Goa in Southern India. He received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Karnatak University, India. Subsequently, he obtained his Ph.D. in 1974 from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, under the supervision of Evelyn Ebsworth. After a brief postdoctoral research training at Queen's University of Belfast, he joined Lambeg Research Institute in Northern Ireland, and then moved to USA. After postdoctoral work with Russell Grimes, he joined the faculty at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1979. In 1982 he joined 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 and Inaugural Board of Trustees Professor.
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Northern Illinois University (NIU) is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with a diverse student body of more than 24,000. NIU opened in 1899 as the Northern Illinois State Normal School solely to prepare college-educated teachers. It became Northern Illinois State College on July 1, 1955, and Northern Illinois University on July 1, 1957. The university has since grown into a world-class university that attracts students from around the globe while still serving the northern Illinois region. The Illinois General Assembly granted NIU its own governing board in 1996. The university also operates education centers in Hoffman Estates, Naperville and Rockford to offer many of NIU's programs at times and locations designed to accommodate the needs of its vital service region.