Irina P. Beletskaya
Irina P. Beletskaya received her Diploma degree in 1955, her PhD degree in 1958 and her Doctor of Chemistry degree in 1963 from Moscow State University. The subject of the last degree was Electrophilic Substitution at Saturated Carbon. She became a Full Professor at Moscow State University in 1970, and in 1974 she became a Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences (USSR), of which she became a full member (Academician) in 1992. She is currently Head of the Laboratory of Organoelement Compounds, Department of Chemistry, Moscow State University. Irina Beletskaya is Chief Editor of the Russian Journal of Organic Chemistry. She was President of the Organic Chemistry Division of IUPAC from 1989 to 1991. She was a recipient of the Lomonosov Prize (1979), the Mendeleev Prize (1982), The Nesmeyanov Prize (1991), the Demidov Prize (2003) and the State Prize (2004). She is the author of more 600 articles and four monographs. Her current scientific interests are manifold, including transition metal catalysis and organocatalysis in organic synthesis, organometallic derivatives of lanthanides, carbanions and nucleophilic aromatic substitution, supramolecular chemistry, and many others.