Viktor SHEMPEL, USSR Agrochemist. Full member, Belarusian Academy of Sciences, since 1950; full member, Presidium member and Academy Secretary,Department of Arable Farming, Land Reclamation and Forestry, Belarusian Academy, of Agriculture Science, since 1957; Director, Belarusian Agriculture Research Institute, since 1952. Member, Communist Party, since 1940.
1933-1941 at Institute of Socialist Economics, formerly the Institute of Agropedology and Fertilizers, Belarusian Academy of Sciences. 1942-1946 Learned Secretary, Presidium, Belarusian Academy of Sciences. 1946-1948 Director, Institute of Socialist Economics.
1948-1952 Rector, Belarusian Agriculture Academy. Expert on the use of fertilizers derived from Belarusian sod-podzol earths.