Mikhail Shults

Shul’ts, Mikhail Mikhailovich


Born July 1, 1919, in Petrograd. Soviet physical chemist. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1972). Member of the CPSU since 1946.

Shul’ts graduated from the chemistry department of Leningrad State University in 1947 and performed research in the department until 1952. In 1952 and 1953 and again from 1959 to 1972, he was head of a laboratory at the university’s scientific research institute of chemistry, and from 1953 to 1959 he taught in the chemistry department. In 1965 he became a professor at the I. V. Grebenshchikov Institute of Silicate Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR; he was named director of the institute in 1972.

Shul’ts’ principal works are devoted to the physical chemistry of glass and the thermodynamics of heterogeneous equilibrium processes. Shul’ts received the State Prize of the USSR in 1973; he has been awarded three orders and various medals.