Aleksei Petrovich Zefirov

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Zefirov, Aleksei Petrovich


Born Mar. 12(25), 1907, in Gomel’. Soviet specialist in the chemistry and metallurgy of rare and noble metals. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1968). Member of the CPSU since 1944. Graduated from the Moscow Institute of Nonferrous Metals and Gold in 1932.

Zefirov engaged in engineering, scientific research, and teaching activities. In 1958 he became a professor at the Moscow Physical Engineering Institute; he has been the head of a subdepartment at the Moscow D. I. Mendeleev Chemico-Technological Institute. He has been awarded orders and medals.

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