Petr Anatolevich Kirpichnikov
Kirpichnikov, Petr Anatol’evich
Born Jan. 5, 1913, in the settlement of Sanchursk, Sanchursk Raion, Kirov Oblast. Soviet organic chemist. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1976). Member of the CPSU since 1943.
After graduating from the S. M. Kirov Kazan Chemical Technological Institute in 1936, Kirpichnikov joined the staff of the institute; in 1960 he became head of its subdepartment of synthetic rubber technology, and in 1964 he became the rector of the institute. His principal works are devoted to the stabilization of polymers and the synthesis and modification of oligomers and elastomers.
Kirpichnikov has been awarded the Order of Lenin, the Order of the October Revolution, the Order of the Red Star, and various medals.