Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry, Vol. 76, No. 1, 2003, p. 164. Translated from Zhurnal Prikladnoi Khimii, Vol. 76, No. 1, 2003, p. 170. Original Russian Text Copyright C 2003 by the Editorial Board. ˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝ ANNIVERSARIES ˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝˝ (to 70th Anniversary of Her Birthday) On January 4, 2003, Nataliya Aleksandrovna Smir- nova, a corresponding member of the Russian Acad- emy of Sciences, professor, and head of the Chair of Physical Chemistry at St. Petersburg State University, was 70. N.A. Smirnova is a prominent physical chemist and honorable representative of the physicochemical school of St. Petersburg University. Her basic research made a significant contribution to several parts of modern physical chemistry: molecular theory of solu- tions, theory of phase equilibria, and molecular- statistical theory of complex fluid systems of various kinds. Smirnova is the author of about 300 scientific pub- lications, including monographs and textbooks. Wide acceptance has been gained by the monograph Metody statisticheskoi termodinamiki v fizicheskoi khimiii (Methods of Statistical Thermodynamics in Physical Chemistry), the first and very successful manual of statistical thermodynamics for chemists (1st edition, 1973; 2nd edition, 1983; translated abroad). Numer- ous Smirnova’s original investigations were sum- marized in her monograph Molekulyarnye teorii ras- tvorov (Molecular Theories of Solutions, 1988), she was the author of the most important chapters in col- She has been delivering general courses of lectures lective monographs Termodinamika razbavlennykh on physical chemistry and statistical thermodynamics rastvorov (Thermodynamics of Dilute Solutions) and and special courses at the chemical faculty and work- Termodinamika ravnovesiya zhidkost’3par (Thermo- ing with graduates, postgraduates, and doctoral candi- dynamics of the Liquid3Vapor Equilibrium), and in dates. Among Nataliya Aleksandrovna’s disciples are IUPAC publication Uravneniya sostoaniya (Equations doctors and candidates of science and known scien- of State). tists. Smirnova has been delivering lectures at leading The investigations carried out by Smirnova and her universities in many countries all over the world and disciples have the fundamental nature and are charac- participating in the work of international scientific terized by high scientific level, being, at the same conferences, both as speaker and as conference or- time, aimed at solution of important applied problems. ganizer. Smirnova’s works have been twice honored These include development of effective methods for with awards of St. Petersburg University and a State calculation of phase equilibria in order to optimize Prize of the USSR. She conducts important scientific- separation processes, methods for calculation of ther- organizational work, being a member of a number of modynamic properties and phase equilibria in systems Scientific Councils and a member of Editorial Boards composed of oil and natural gas in a very wide range of Zhurnal Prikladnoi Khimii (Russian Journal of of conditions, analysis of factors influencing precipita- Applied Chemistry) and Zhurnal Fizicheskoi Khimii tion of asphaltenes from crude oil, establishment of (Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry). regular trends in physicochemical behavior of mixed surfactant solutions, etc. Editorial Board of Zhurnal Prikladnoi Khimii, Also fruitful are Smirnova’s pedagogic activities: Russian Academy of Sciences 1070-4272/03/7601-0164$25.00 C 2003 MAIK [Nauka/Interperiodica]
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