Professor YURIY DMITRIEVICH TRET'YAKOV
Professor Yuriy Dmitrievich Tret'yakov was born in southern Russian city Rostov-on-Don. In 1949 he graduated from a secondary school, entered the Faculty of Chemistry of Rostov State University. In 1954 he graduated with honors from the University, entered the postgraduate study of the Faculty of Chemistry of Moscow State University. In 1958 he defended his Ph.D. thesis on "Investigation of high-coercive alloys by the method of adiabatic heating." In 1965 he obtained his doctoral dissertation on the topic "Research in the field of chemistry and thermodynamics of ferrites." This work laid the foundation for a new scientific school of chemical materials science at the Faculty of Chemistry of Moscow State University. He devoted his scientific activity to the development of inorganic chemistry as a basis for the creation of functional materials, including new types of solid electrolytes, magnetic semiconductors, high-temperature superconductors. Since 1969 he was Professor of the Department of General Chemistry, and in 1978 became a professor at the Department of Chemical Technology. In 1984 he was elected a Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Science and a Full Member in 1987.
In 1988 Profesor Tret'yakov was elected head of the department of inorganic chemistry, appointed head of the laboratory of inorganic materials science, and in 1991 he became a dean of the Faculty of Materials Science of Moscow State University, created on his initiative.
He was a member of the editorial board of the journal "Reviews on high-temperature superconductivity". Yuriy Tret'yakov was a recipient of the Nova Scotia Kurnakov Gold Medal in chemistry from the Russia Academy of Sciences in 2001, received an Order of Honour in 1995. from the Russian Federal Government, and Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov award from Lomonosov State University twice, in 1961 and 1986. He was a respectable member of European Academy of Science, Belgium, International Academy Ceramics, Italy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia, International Institute for the Science of Sintering, Serbia.
Professor Yuriy D. Tret'yakov died on August 11, 2012, at the age of 81 in Moscow.