Shveikin, Gennadii Petrovich
Born Aug. 29, 1926, in the city of Karabash, Cheliabinsk Oblast. Soviet chemist. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1976). Member of the CPSU from 1955.
Shveikin graduated from the S. M. Kirov Urals Polytechnical Institute in 1951. In the same year he joined the staff of the Institute of Chemistry of the Urals Branch of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR; in 1972 he was appointed director of the institute.
Shveikin’s principal works deal with the chemistry of refractory metals and their compounds. He proposed a method of preparing metallic niobium. He also developed methods of synthesizing the carbides and nitrides of the metals in groups IVa through Via of the periodic table of elements.