Valentin Parmon - Curriculum Vitae#

  • 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 present Boreskov Institute of Catalysis (Novosibirsk)


Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, member of Presidiums of the Russian Academy of Sciences and of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Chairman of the Russian National Catalysis Society, Chairman of the Russian Scientific Council on Catalysis of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 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), 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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