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Scientific Adviser, Academician Valentin N. Parmon

Date of birth: 18 April 1948

Education: Moscow Physical and Technical Institute

1967 – 1972 student

1972 – 1975 post graduate student


Junior researcher 1975 – 1977 Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics (Moscow)
Researcher 1977–1984 Boreskov Institute of Catalysis (Novosibirsk)
Head of laboratory 1984 to present Boreskov Institute of Catalysis (Novosibirsk)
Vice Director 1985 – 1995 Boreskov Institute of Catalysis (Novosibirsk)
Director 1995 to 2015 Boreskov Institute of Catalysis (Novosibirsk)
Scientific Adviser 2015 to present Boreskov Institute of Catalysis (Novosibirsk)

Honors, Awards, Fellowships, Membership of Professional Societies: Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, member of Presidiums o the Russian Academy of Sciences and of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences,Chairman of the Russian Scientific Council on Catalysis of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Russian national representative in the European Federation of Catalytic Societies (EFCATS) and in the International Association of Catalytic Societies (IACS), member of the Presidium of the Russian Mendeleev Chemical Society, the Editor-in-Chief of journals “Chemistry in Russia” (the Russian Chemical Society), “Catalysis in Industry” (Kalvis, Russia), “Russian Chemical Review”, “Catalytic Bulletin”, Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry”, “Solid Fuel” (Russia), Russian Regional Editor of the international journal "Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters" (Kluwer), a Member of Editorial Boards of the "Russian Chemical Journal" (Russia) and of the international journals “Chemistry for Sustainable Development” (SB RAS), “Catalysis Today” (Elsevier), “Catalysis Letters” (Springer), “Topics in Catalysis” (Springer), “Cattech” (Springer), “Catalysis Reviews - Science & Engineering” (Baltzer), "Research on Chemical Intermediates" (VSP), “Reaction Intermediates” (Japan), “Chemistry & Technology of Water” (Ukraine), “Material Research Innovations”.

Scientific profile: an expert in catalysis, photocatalysis, chemical kinetics in condensed phases, chemical radiospectroscopy, chemical methods of energy conversion, non-traditional and renewable energy sources, thermodynamics of non-equilibrium processes; the author and co-author of more than 400 scientific papers, 5 monographs, 33 reviews, 5 textbooks and manuals for higher education schools, more than 80 patents.

Scientific interests: development and investigation of catalysts and catalytic processes, including those for conversion and storage of various kinds of energy, catalysis and photocatalysis in nature and in applications of renewable and non-traditional energy sources, elucidation of the role of abiogenic catalytic and photocatalytic processes in the formation of the Earth atmosphere and biosphere origins.

Educational activity: Professor and Head of the Chair of Physical Chemistry at the Novosibirsk State University, Professor of the Tomsk State University, Honorary Professor of the Heiludzjan University (Harbin, China).

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