XX Mendeleev Congress on General and Applied Chemistry took place in Yekaterinburg

03 October 2016

From 26th to 30th of September, 2016, the city of Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Region, which is one of the largest centers of chemical science and industry in Russia, hosted the international scientific forum, the XX Mendeleev Congress on General and Applied Chemistry. The Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation was engaged as the event’s general partner.

The XX Mendeleev Congress, one of the largest in history, was attended by about 2,000 people representing over 30 countries, including 300 foreign scientists, 10 Nobel Prize winners, as well as Russian and foreign companies involved in chemical products and materials manufacturing.

The Congress agenda addressed the most relevant modern science areas such as medical chemistry, gas and petrochemicals, alternative energy sources, water conservancy and chemical education.

The Metallurgy and Material Science area enjoyed a special attention among all Congress topics, as the mining and steel sector is the most important one within the industrial production structure of Sverdlovsk region.

Among the delegates of XX Mendeleev Congress were the Nobel laureate Dan Shechtman, the Russian Academy of Sciences’ president Vladimir Fortov, the Russian Academy of Sciences’ vice-president Sergei Aldoshin, the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Department of Chemistry and Materials Science academician-secretary Aslan Tsivadze, the president of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Natalia Tarasova.

The Ural Federal University and the Ekaterinburg-Expo International Exhibition Center were the venues of the Congress.

The Mendeleev Congresses are the largest traditional international scientific forums devoted to common fundamental and applied chemistry topics. They are held at least once in 4 or 5 years in largest scientific and cultural hubs of Russia.

The very first Mendeleev Congress was held in 1907 in St. Petersburg, and it was dedicated to the memory of the great Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleev. Subsequently, the Congresses were held in Moscow, Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Kazan, Kharkov, Kiev, Alma-Ata, Baku, Tashkent, Minsk and Volgograd.

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