Nicholas Geacintov is Vice Dean of Science in Arts and Sciences at NYU Shanghai and a Professor of Chemistry at NYU. He served as the Chair of the NYU Department of Chemistry for nearly ten years, and on many departmental and university committees. He was trained as a polymer chemist and received his PhD from Syracuse University and the SUNY College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry, but gradually switched fields to areas at the interface of chemistry and biology. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Chemical Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a former President of the American Society for Photobiology, and recipient of the Margaret and Herman Sokol Faculty Award for Excellence in the Sciences in 2007 (NYU). He was a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Biological Chemistry and the Journal Chemical Research in Toxicology, and served as a member of numerous NIH review panels, including service as the Chair of the NIH Cancer Etiology Study Section.
PhD, Physical and Polymer Chemistry Syracuse University
MS, Physical and Polymer Chemistry Syracuse University