Dow Professor of Sustainable Chemistry Alexis Bell has been awarded the title of Honorary Professor of Boreskov Institute of Catalysis by the institute's Scientific Council. This is the first time that this position has been awarded in the institute's 60 year history. Bell is one of four honorees. The purpose of the award is to honor foreign scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the development of scientific relations in the international catalytic community. The title “Honorary Professor of Boreskov Institute of Catalysis” is granted for life.
The Boreskov Institute of Catalysis was founded in 1958 as a part of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The founder and first Director of the Institute was academician Georgii Konstantinovich Boreskov. One of the institute’s main areas of research is the fundamental investigation into catalytic science to discover new principles of chemical reactions and to create innovative catalytic compositions and technologies.
A celebration of the 60th anniversary of the institute was held in June, 2018 in Novosibirsk, Russia. Bell will travel to the institute in late spring of 2019 in order to give a lecture and receive his professorship.