Vital and creative way of academician V. А. Royter

Valerij S. Kovalenko, Viktor F. Vargaljuk, Nadiia V. Stets


The article narrates about the course of life career and creative activity of prominent scientist engaged in physical chemistry, academician V. А. Royter who is the acknowledged specialist in industry the fields of electrochemistry, kinetics and catalysis. He contributed invaluable, recognized by scientific society, research to the fields of heterogeneous catalysis theory, in particular, V. А. Royter established the mechanism of catalytic acceleration and macrokinetics on porous catalysts, as well as theory of electrode processes. The Ukrainian school of catalysis, he has founded, is well-known in the scientific world community. The article tells about describes Dnepropetrovsk period of scientist’s life and specifically his activity related to the Dnepropetrovsk university, in which where V. А. Royter headed the department of physical chemistry at the beginning of 30th of past century. Later he worked as a deputy and director of L. V. Pisarzhevskii Institute of physical chemistry, and almost 40 years managed the department of heterogeneous catalysis in this scientific institution. The research is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Oles Honchar Dnipropetrovsk National University.


academician V. А. Royter; Dnepropetrovsk university; heterogeneous catalysis; macrokinetics; catalytic acceleration


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