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Membership in MASA:
Full member, 2009
Full time professor at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institute of Mathematics in Skopje
Field of expertise:
Mathematics (algebra, geometric and combinatorial topology)


Academician Dr. Dončo Dimovski was born on 1st of October 1954 in Bitola, where he completed his primary and secondary education. In the school year 1973/74, he enrolled at the Mathematical Group on the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics in Skopje. He graduated in June 1976 in less than three years with a great success by the average grade of 9.48, whereas his dissertation thesis was “Additive semi group of integers”, under the mentorship of prof. Gjorgji Čupona, published in the Contributions of MASA in 1977. In 1979 he has completed his master’s degree in Mathematics with the defense of the master’s work “P-1 localization-related CW-complexes”, under the mentorship of prof. Smilkа Zdravkovska. In September 1980 he enrolled in doctoral studies at the State University of New York at Binghamton, USA, and finished his PhD studies in May 1983 defending his doctoral dissertation “Non-simply connected Casson Handles”, under supervision of prof. Ros Gegen, and his dissertation was awarded as the best in the year at the University.

From 1976 to 1977 he worked as an associate of the Institute of Mathematics with numerical Centre in Skopje. From 1977 to 1980 he worked as an assistant at the Faculty of Mathematics. From 1980 to 1983 he was a PhD student in the United States. From 1984 to 1989 he worked as an assistant professor, from 1989 to 1994 as an associate professor and since 1994 has worked as a full time professor at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences in Skopje. In the summer semester of 1990 he was a visiting professor at Cornell University in the US. Also in his career of 40 years of teaching activity he also performed teaching of graduate and postgraduate studies at universities in Bitola, Štip and Priština.

Acad. Dimovski has been study stays on: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA; University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA; Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences (MSRI) Berkeley, USA; Stefan Banach Mathematical Center, Warsaw, Poland; Binghamton University, USA; Mathematical Centre in Obervolfah, Germany; Carleton University, Canada; Mathematical Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia; University of Sofia, Bulgaria; University of Warsaw, Poland; University of Heidelberg, Germany; Bangor University, Wales.

His scientific work includes: geometric and combinatorial topology (especially 4-manifolds, knots and clusters); single parameter theory of fixed points; homogeneous compacts; dynamical systems; and algebra, topology and combinatorial vector value structures with appropriate applied physics, statistics and informatics. Acad. Dončo Dimovski has authored more than 85 scientific and 20 professional papers, and two monographs. He is winner of “Goce Delčev” state award for 1989, for the research results obtained in the field of value vector algebra, topology and combinatorial structures. In 2014 he was named as one of the other seven best scientists of the University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” Skopje for scientific achievements in 2013.

Acad. Dimovski held lectures at the invitation of several universities in Europe and the US. He has participated in more than 80 international scientific mathematical gatherings and on more than 20 of them at the invitation of the organizer. He was mentor of 11 doctoral dissertations, of which 9 in Macedonia, one in Serbia and one in Kosovo. Also he has been mentor on 30 master works and he was member of committees for 20 doctoral dissertations and 18 master works.

Acad. Dimovski has collaborated in research projects (some of which conducted at MASA). He was head on several research projects, one international (Slovenia), financed by the Ministry of Science and also he has been associate researcher working on the project “The role of science in education” funded by UNESKO. Acad. Dimovski was coordinator for Macedonia DAAD Project Center of Excellence for application of Mathematics (1990 to 2016) and the TEMPUS project “Doctoral Studies in Mathematics in South Europe “(2008-2011).

Acad. Dimovski is a Member of the Union of Mathematicians of Macedonia and its Management Board (CMM); American Mathematical Society (AMDZ); Balkan Mathematical Union and its Executive Board (MASSEE).

Acad. Dončo Dimovski was reviewer of the journal Mathematical Reviews; Chief Editor of Mathematica Makedonika; editor of Mathematical Bulletin; editor and chief editor of the journal Sigma Numerus. He is reviewer of articles in some of which are cited his papers in Fixed point theory and its applications, Topology, Pac. J. Math, Algebraic and geometric topology, Forum Math., Semigroup Forum.

For a full member of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts he was elected on 27th of May 2009.