Board and Officers
Yurii Simonov Memorial Foundation was incorporated in 2011. It is organized to
receive and administer funds for scientific, educational, and charitable
purposes, all for the public welfare, and for no other purposes. Specifically,
the main purpose of the corporation is to fund the yearly prizes and stipends in
research institutions that Yurii Simonov was affiliated with.
PRESIDENT, Andrei Simonov
Son of Yurii Simonov.
Professor of Finance at Michigan State University.
VICE PRESIDENT & SECRETARY, Olga Simonova
Grand-daughter of Yurii Simonov. She studies biology at City University of
TREASURER, Alexandra Levy
niece of Yurii
Simonov, Alexandra is an executive in gold mining industry.
Members of the Yurii Simonov Memorial Prize Scientific Council
Scientific council members are nominated by Yuri Simonov Memorial
Foundation and Academy of Sciences of Moldova. They are independent and
unaffiliated with YSMF. We are proud of having such a distinguished
researchers helping us with the prize.
Sergei M. Aldoshin-
of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Director of Chemical Physics
Institute of RAS, Chairman of the RAS Scientific Center in Chernogolovka,
Head of Structural Chemistry Laboratory of RAS. Prof. Aldoshin is also a
member of a number of other committees and associations under the Government
of the Russian Federation. He holds the first prize of Moscow State
Competition "Honoree of the year" (2002) as the Best Manager of a Research
Organization. In 2003 he was granted the National Award of Peter I and a
diploma as the Best Manager of Russia.
- is a Soviet and Moldovan
experimental physicist, academician of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova.
He was colleague and friend of Yurii Simonov. He taught at University of
Konstanz, Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, and at the University of
Paris. He is author of about 140 research papers. In 2001 Ernest Arushanov
became "Om Emerit" for achievements in the development of Moldovan science.
- a Polish chemist and crystallographer, collaborated closely with Yurii Simonov for nearly 20 years. Chairman of Polish Committee of Crystallography,
Professor and Head of the Department of Crystallography at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.
- experimental physicist.
Graduated from the Physical Department of the Moscow State University, 1975,
Ph.D. in crystallography and crystal physics, 1982. After Yurii Simonov
death, he is at the helm of the Laboratory of Physical Methods of Solid
State Investigation "T.I. Malinowski" of the Institute of Applied Physics,
Academy of Sciences of Moldova. Author of more than 170 refereed
publications and 6 patents.
- Member of
Polish Academy of Sciences, Honorary Member of Academy of Sciences of
Moldova, Chairman of Polish Committee of Chemistry, Head of Department
of Physical Chemistry of Supramolecular Complexes at the
Institute of Physical Chemistry of Polish Academy of Sciences.