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Anatol Markovitch Zhabotinsky

biophysicist , educator

Anatol Markovitch Zhabotinsky, Russian biophysicist, educator. Achievements include discovery of Belousov-Zhabotinsky class of oscillating chemical reactions; discovery of periodic chemical waves in homogeneous systems. Recipient Lenin prize, 1980. Member of American Chemical Society.

Background

Zhabotinsky, Anatol Markovitch was born on January 17, 1938 in Moscow, Russia. Arrived in the United States, 1991.

Education

Master of Science in Physics, Moscow State University, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy in Biophysics, Institute Biophysics Moscow, 1965. Doctor of Science in Biophysics, Institute Biophysics Puschino, 1971.

Career

Research associate Institute Oncology, Moscow, 1961—1962. Graduate research associate Institute Biophysics, 1962—1965, research associate Puschino, Russia, 1965—1968, senior research associate, 1968—1973. Laboratory head Institute Biological Testing of Chemical Compounds, Kupavna, Russia, 1973—1989, National Science Center of Hematology, Moscow, 1989—1991.

Senior research associate Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1991—1992, senior scientist, 1992—1994, adjunct professor chemistry, 1994—2002, professor chemistry, since 2002.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery of Belousov-Zhabotinsky class of oscillating chemical reactions. Discovery of periodic chemical waves in homogeneous systems.

Works

  • Contributor scientific papers on chemical oscillations, waves to science journals.

Membership

Member of American Chemical Society.