On April 18, the legendary academician, Chairman of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, winner of the Global Energy Prize, expert of the Distributed Power Generation Association Valentin Parmon turned 75. The author and co-author of more than 800 scientific papers, the holder of more than 150 inventor’s certificates and patents, Valentin Parmon is rightfully considered one of the world's thought leaders in the field of catalysis and photocatalysis. The team of the Distributed Power Generation Association joins the numerous congratulations to the anniversary celebrant.
Valentin Parmon belongs to a rare category of scientists - true innovators and pioneers. He has created a new direction in science - radiation-thermal catalysis. He has proposed methods for converting solar energy into chemical one, has developed a fundamentally new approach to the direct conversion of ionizing radiation into the energy of chemical fuels.
Valentin Parmon has been awarded the Global Energy Prize for the breakthrough development of new catalysts in oil refining, which have made a significant contribution to the development of the power industry of the future. The scientific achievements of the academician have also been recognized by the international community: the scientist has been awarded the European Federation of Catalysis Societies (EFCATS) Prize for his innovations in catalysis.
Valentin Parmon has been the Chairman of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SB RAS) for 6 years. He has brought together a team of talented scientists. He has showed outstanding leadership and organizational skills. Thus, in 2020, the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences promptly responded to the environmental disaster in Norilsk by sending a large scientific expedition to the emergency site. Having surveyed the territories, the scientists identified anomalies in the fuel storages and made their proposals to save terrestrial ecosystems near Norilsk.
The main achievements of SB RAS under the leadership of Valentin Parmon were not only the publication of outstanding scientific papers, but also the creation of two unique research complexes: the SKIF synchrotron light source and the National heliogeophysical complex of the Russian Academy of Sciences in the Baikal region. These facilities have rightfully become a new milestone in the history of Russian applied science.
For many years, Valentin Parmon has been cooperating with the Distributed Power Generation Association – he is a member of the Expert Council of the International Award "Distributed Power Generation – Great Achievements", advises members of the Association on industry issues, is a true beacon of knowledge and inexhaustible optimism. In addition to science, the academician is fond of scuba diving and speaks four languages: German, English, French and Japanese. It is so encouraging!
On the day of the 75th anniversary, the team of the Distributed Power Generation Association wishes Mr. Parmon good health, new ideas and achievements, great happiness!