Valentin Parmon, academician

Valentin Parmon, academician
18.04.1948 , Brandenburg (Germany)

President of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences from 2017.

Education: Moscow Physical and Technical Institute.

Academician since 1997, Department of General and Technical Chemistry (Chemistry).

Director since 1995 to 2015 Boreskov Institute of Catalysis of the Siberian Branch of the RAS (Novosibirsk).

​Scientific Adviser since 2015 to present Boreskov Institute of Catalysis of the Siberian Branch of the RAS (Novosibirsk).

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.

In 2016 research advisor at the Institute of Catalysis under the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences academician Valentin Parmon was awarded the Global Energy Prize.

Nikolay Dobretsov, academician

Nikolay Dobretsov, academician
15.01.1936 , Leningrad

Nikolay Dobretsov was elected a member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1987 (a corresponding member from 1984). He became a vice-president of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the chairman of the Siberian Branch. Nikolay Dobretsov is a director general of Trofimuk United Institute of Geology, Geophysics and Mineralogy (UIGGM), a director of the Geological Institute of UIGGM.

The primary focus of his research is in the fields of mineralogy, geology, petrology and tectonics. Nikolay Dobretsov has authored and co-authored over 500 scientific papers including 22 books.

In 1976 Nikolay Dobretsov received the Lenin prize, in 1997 he was awarded the state prize of the Russian Federation and in 1999 he received the Demidov prize.

After the graduation from the Plekhanov Mining Institute in Leningrad in 1957 Nikolay Dobretsov worked as a geologist, a head of a group in geological survey expedition in Altai (1957-1960). In the Institute of Geology and Geophysics of the Siberian Branch he was a research fellow (1960-1071), then a head of a laboratory (1972-1980). In the Institute of Tectonics and Geophysics of the Far Eastern Scientific Centre of the Siberian Branch he was a head of laboratory (1971-1972). He was a director of the Geological Institute of the Buryat Scientific Centre of the Siberian Branch (1980-1988), and the chairman of the Buryat Scientific Centre from 1987. In 1988 he became the director of the Institute of Geology and Geophysics and the director general of Trofimuk United Institute of Geology, Geophysics and Mineralogy and the director of the Geological Institute of UIGGM (since 1990). Since 1997 Nikolay Dobretsov is the chairman of the Siberian Branch and a vice-president of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Nikolay Dobretsov is a member of the Petrografic and Tectonic Committees of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a member of the National Committee on the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), and other scientific committees. He is a member of the editorial boards of several scientific journals. Nikolay Dobretsov is a vice-president of the Association of Academies of Sciences in Asia (AASA), a foreign member of several academies, a honorary doctor of a number of universities in Russia and abroad.

In recognition of his accomplishments in civil service, Nikolay Dobretsov became a Cavalier of the Order of the Red Banner of Labour in 1986.

Valentin Koptyug, academician

Valentin Koptyug, academician
09.06.1931 , Yukhnov  – 10.01.1997 , Moscow

Valentin Kopyug was a research fellow and later a director of the Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry; a rector of the Novosibirsk State University and for seventeen years a chairman of the Siberian Branch and a vice-president of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Valentin Koptyug was a vice-president and later a president of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), a vice-president of the Scientific committee of the International Council of Scientific Unions, a member of the Consulting Board on Sustainable development in the office of the Secretary General of the United Nations Organization, a foreign member of the Academies of Sciences of Bulgaria, India, Mongolia, the Czec Republic, and Belarus.

Valentin Koptyug was awarded the Karpinsky prize, the Hammer and Sickle gold star, the highest honor in Soviet Union for nonmilitary achievement. He was announced a honorary citizen of Novosibirsk.

Aleksandr Aseev, academician

Aleksandr Aseev, academician
24.09.1946 , Ulan-Ude

Aseev A.L. was elected Full Member (Academician) of RAS in 2006, (Corresponding Member of RAS in 2000).

Aseev A.L. was President of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences from 2008 to 2017.

He was the director of the Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductor Physics of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences from 1998 to 2013.

He is an expert in atomic structure, electronic properties and diagnostics of low dimensional semiconductor systems.

The Institute under the leadership of Aseev A.L. created a Scientific Technological Complex to obtain and research semiconductor micro- and nanostructures. The charge carrier quantum transport and resonance phenomena have been investigated for the two-dimensional electron gas structures. A groundbreaking research has been conducted on studying the properties of monoatomic steps on silicon surface and investigating atomic mechanisms for clusterization processes of intrinsic point defects in silicon and germanium.

Aseev A.L. together with his co-workers, has developed the technology for molecular beam epitaxy for obtaining cadmium- mercury- telluride photosensitive layers and semiconductor quantum well structures for the next generation of infra-red photodetectors. Aseev A.L. is conducting research on development of nanotransistors, new memory elements, new power electronics and solar energy devices on silicon.

 

Gurii Marchuk, academician

Gurii Marchuk, academician
08.06.1925 , Orenburg region  – 24.03.2013 , Moscow

Gurii Ivanovich Marchuk is an outstanding specialist in the areas of numerical analysis, physics of atmospheric processes and geophysics.

Gurii Marchuk was born on the 8th of June 1925 in a village of Petro-Khersonets.
He was the chairman of the Siberian branch from 1975 till 1980. Since 1986 till 1991 Gurii Marchuk was the president of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

In 1980 Gurii Marchuk received the Keldysh medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences for his research on new methods for mathematical modelling. In 1996 he received the Chebyshev medal for outstanding work in mathematics.

Mikhail Lavrentyev, academician

Mikhail Lavrentyev, academician
19.11.1900 , Kazan  – 15.10.1980 , Moscow

Mikhail Alekseevich Lavrentyev (his name is often transliterated as Lavrentiev or Lavrent'ev) was an outstanding Russian scientist. One of the founders of the Siberian branch he was its first chairman from 1957 to 1975.

Mikhail Lavrentyev made a significant impact in the development of mathematics and mechanics in the 20th century. He worked on the theory of quasi-conformal maps and two-dimensional flows. His research has always been close to practical applications. Lavrentyev was one of the pioneers of the use of explosives in the construction industry. Later Lavrentyev was involved in the development of the first Soviet digital computers.

Lavrentyev was one of the founding fathers of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (PhysTech) and laid grounds of the so-called PhysTech system. Undoubtedly his most significant achievement was the foundation of the Siberian branch, a new research complex in Siberia.

Mikhail Lavrentyev was awarded the Lenin prize in 1958, and state prizes in 1946 and 1949. In 1967 he received the Hammer and Sickle gold star, the highest honor in Soviet Union for nonmilitary achievement. Mikhail Lavrentyev was a member of several foreign academies of sciences and a honorary citizen of Novosibirsk.