Tomce Runcevski

Assistant Professor


Office: 141 Fondren Science
Phone: 214-768-1280
Email: truncevski[@]
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Educational Background

Ph.D., Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany, 2011 - 2014; B.S. and M.S., Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia, 2006 - 2011


  • Assistant Professor, Southern Methodist University, 2018 - present
  • Postdoc, University of California at Berkeley, 2015 - 2018
  • Postdoc, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2015 - 2018
  • Postdoc, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany, 2014 - 2015

Research Interests

  • Physical Chemistry, Diffraction and Scattering Methods

The Runčevski Laboratory studies the physical chemistry and atomic structure of single crystalline, polycrystalline, nanocrystalline and amorphous materials. The research is primarily performed by diffraction and scattering methods, in house and at synchrotron and neutron facilities, supported by of spectroscopic, microscopic and thermal techniques. The Laboratory is active in the fields of mechanically active crystals, materials for gas and energy storage, pharmaceuticals, minerals, construction materials and art degradation products. 

Selected Publications

  1. Runčevski, T., Gonzales, M. I., Oktawiec, J., Asgari, M., Queen, W. L., Long, J. R.,* Brown, C. M.* In Situ Structural Studies of Metal-Organic Frameworks, invited review article for Chem. Rev., in preparation.

  2. Runčevski, T., Kapelewski, M. T., Torres-Gavosto, R. M., Tarver, J. D., Brown, C. M., Long, J. R.* Adsorption of two Hydrogen Molecules at a Single Metal Site in a Metal-Organic Framework, Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 8251

  3. Panda, M. K., Runčevski, T.,* Husain, A., Dinnebier, R. E., Naumov, P.* Perpetually Self-Propelling Chiral Single Crystals, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 175, 1895.

  4. Panda, M. K., Runčevski, T.,* Sahoo, S. C., Belik, A., Nath, N. K., Dinnebier, R. E., Naumov, P.* Colossal Positive and Negative Thermal Expansion and Thermosalient Effect in a Pentamorphic Organometallic Martensite, Nature Commun 2014, 5, 4811.

  5. Runčevski, T.,* Petruševski, G., Makreski, P., Ugarkovik, S., Dinnebier, R. E. On the Hydrates of Codeine Phosphate: the Remarkable Influence of Hydrogen Bonding on the Crystal Size, Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 6970.

  6. Runčevski, T.,* Blanco-Lomas, M., Marazzi, M., Cejuela, M., Sampedro, D.,* Dinnebier, R. E. Following a Photoinduced Reconstructive Phase Transformation and its Influence to the Crystal Integrity: Powder Diffraction and Theoretical Study, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 6738.

  7. Dinnebier, R. E.,* Etter, M., Runčevski T. Laboratory and Synchrotron X-ray Powder Diffraction, a chapter in Handbook of Solid State Chemistry (Eds. Dronskowski, Kikkawa, Stein), Wiley,Weinheim, 2017.


  • Otto-Hahn-Medal, 2015
  • Ss. Cyril and Methodius Golden Medal, 2010
  • IMPRS Fellowship, 2011
  • DAAD Fellowship, 2010