Vol. 21, No. 4
IUPAC Council Meeting
Free University, Berlin, Germany, 13-14 August 1999
of Officers and Bureau Members: Bureau
BureauFour Vacancies (Minimum)
..Prof. S. Chandrasekaran
..Prof. Pavel Kratochvil
..Prof. G. Jeffrey Leigh
.. Prof. Nicole J. Moreau
..Prof. Oleg M. Nefedov
..Prof. Hitoshi Ohtaki
..Prof. Gerhard M. Schneider
..Prof. Pieter S. Steyn
Prof. Oleg M. Nefedov (Russia)
Prof. Oleg M. Nefedov
Prof. Oleg Matveyevich Nefedov was born in Dmitrov, Moscow
Region, 25 November 1931. He is married with two children.
Education and Career: Prof. Nefedov graduated from the
D. I. Mendeleev Institute of Chemical Engineering, Moscow, in 1954 and undertook
graduate courses at the Mendeleev Institute of Chemical Technology, Moscow,
between 1954 and 1957. In 1957, he became a candidate of sciences (Ph.D.)
from the same institute, and in 1967 he became Doctor of Sciences (Organic
Chemistry), N. D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Moscow. From 1957
to 1968, Prof. Nefedov was a research scientist at the Zelinsky Institute
of Organic Chemistry, Moscow. Between 1959 and 1960, he held a postdoctoral
fellowship at Heidelburg University, Germany, in the laboratory of Prof. Georg
Wittig, and from 1965 to 1966 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Free University
in Brussels, Belgium. Since 1971, he has been a visiting professor at Pennsylvania
State University, University Park, PA, USA. He has also held visiting professorships
at Kyoto University in Japan (1976), at the University of Paris in Orsay,
France (1981), and at Hamburg University in Germany (1984). In 1968, Prof.
Nefedov was appointed Head of the Laboratory of Carbene and Small-Ring Chemistry,
Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, and Professor of Chemistry, Zelinsky
Institute. In 1987, after serving as a corresponding member for eight years,
Prof. Nefedov was made a full member (academician) of the USSR Academy of
Sciences, subsequently the Russian Academy of Sciences. He became Vice President
of the USSR Academy of Sciences (now Russian Academy of Sciences) in 1988.
From 1988 to 1991, he served as Academician-Secretary (Head) of the Division
of General and Technical Chemistry of the USSR Academy of Sciences. Since
1990, Prof. Nefedov has been Chairman of the Russian Academy of Sciences Higher
Chemical College, and since 1996 he has served as Chairman of the National
Committee of Russian Chemists. From 1992 to the present, Prof. Nefedov has
been Supervisor of the National Scientific Technical Program "Ecologically
Safe and Resource-Saving Processes of Chemistry and Chemical Technology".
Prof. Nefedov is editor-in-chief of a number of journals, namely, Mendeleev
Communications (since 1990), Russian Chemical Bulletin (Izvestiya Akademii
Nauk.Seriya Khimicheskaya, since 1991), and the Russian Chemical Reviews
(Uspekhi khimii, since 1995). Prof. Nefedov is an organic chemist with
special interests in physical organic chemistry, small-ring chemistry, organic
synthesis, and organometallic chemistry. He has authored numerous scientific
papers and books on organic and physical chemistry, chemical aspects of ecology,
and social problems of science.
Honorary Degrees and Fellowships: Fellow of the Collegium
Ramazzini, Bologna, Italy (1990-present); Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society
of Chemistry, London, UK (1991-present); Member of the Academia Europaea,
London, UK (1991-present); Member of the Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europaea,
Salzburg, Austria (1991-present); Foreign Member of the Georgia Academy of
Sciences (1996-present); Member of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials (APAM),
Bangalore, India (1997-present).
Awards: USSR State Prize, Moscow, 1983 and 1990; Zelinsky
Prize, Moscow, 1987; Prize of the USSR and Hungarian Academies of Sciences,
Moscow, 1988; Semenov Prize, Moscow, 1991; Karpinsky Hamburg, 1993; and D.
I. Mendeleev Gold Medal, Moscow, 1998.
IUPAC Offices and Assignments: Titular Member of the
Commission on Physical Organic Chemistry (III.2), 1981-91, and Associate Member
of the Commission on Physical Organic Chemistry, 1991-93. From 1981 on, Prof.
Nefedov has regularly participated in all IUPAC General Assemblies. He also
takes part in many IUPAC and other international conferences on organic chemistry,
physical organic chemistry, organosilicon chemistry, and organometallic chemistry
as a plenary or invited lecturer and as a member of international advisory