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polymer chemist

Galia Shulga, Latvian polymer chemist. Recipient Bronze medal, Exhibition National Economic Achievements of Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, Moscow, 1982; grantee Latvian Council of Scientific, since 1997, International Union of Forestry Research Organizations, 2000. Member of American Chemical Society, International Lignin Institute, Society Engineering in Agricultural, Food and Biological Systems.

Background

Shulga, Galia was born on June 10, 1952 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Daughter of Muhtar Gainutdinov and Rozalia Urusova.

Education

Engineer-chemist, Riga Polytech. Institute, Latvia, 1974. Candidate of Sciences in Polymer Chemistry, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 1982.

Doctor in Polymer Chemistry, Latvian Academy of Sciences, Riga, 1992. Habilitation in Wood Chemistry, Latvian State Institute Wood Chemistry, Riga, 1998.

Career

Junior researcher State Institute Polymeric Materials Application in Land-Reclamation and Water Management Organization, Jelgava, Latvia, 1974—1981, senior researcher, 1981—1984. Senior Researcher Institute Wood Chemistry, Riga, 1984—1993. Leading researcher State Institute Wood Chemistry, since 1993.

Deputy director general International Biographical Center for Europe, 2004.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in lignin chemistry and its modification. Research in lignin-based interpolymer complexes synthesis, their structure and properties investigation. Research in lignin-based adhesives and soil conditioners lignocellulosic compounds.

    Invention of methods of improvement of soil structure and forest soil. Invention of methods of reinforcement of slopes of land-reclamation channels and prevention of wind and soil erosion. Invention of method of making raw mass for production of thermo-insulating materials.

    Patents in field.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor chapters to books, articles to professional journals and conference proceedings.

Membership

Member of American Chemical Society, International Lignin Institute, Society Engineering in Agricultural, Food and Biological Systems.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel.

Connections

Married Vladimir Shulga, September 28, 1974. 1 child Maria.

father:
Muhtar Gainutdinov

mother:
Rozalia Urusova

spouse:
Vladimir Shulga

child:
Maria Shulga