Leonid Aleksandrovich ASLANOV
Biographical remarks and research directions
Leonid Aleksandrovich ASLANOV (born 16.08.1938) studied chemistry at
Lomonosov Moscow State University. He was a
post-graduate student in the same University and received his PhD in 1963 for
thesis named “Double and triple chalcogenides of transition metals”. In 1967/68
he studied the methods of X-ray structural analysis as a post-doctoral fellow
in the laboratory headed by Professor Sir Ronald Masson at the University of
Sheffield (UK). He received his Dr. Sc. Chem. in 1973 for thesis named
“Stereochemistry of the rare-earth coordination compounds”. In 1981 he headed
the Laboratory of structural chemistry and became a Professor of the Moscow
In 1970-80ss he studied the phenomenon of
trans-strengthening of the metal-ligand bonds in octahedral complexes of
Sn(IV), Pb(IV) and other post-transition metals using X-ray crystallography. In
1980ss he fulfilled a series of pioneer works in photocrystallography. In
1980-90ss a crystallographic model of interatomic interactions was developed
and also the optically detected magnetic resonance spectra in zero field for
dipyridyl complexes of ruthenium, tin and rare-earth metals were obtained for
the first time.
In 1990-2000ss he developed an optical
acoustic mechanism of the latent image centers formation in silver halide
materials. In the same years, the joint crystallographic studies with Prof. H.
Schenk (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and Prof. J. Howard
(University of Durham, UK) and also studies on engineering of nanocrystals
with Prof. Sh. Magdassi (Hebrew University, Israel) were performed.
Beginning from 2010, Prof. Aslanov develops
approaches to design and engineering of single-crystal nanosheets in order to
obtain the nanohybrid materials.
In 1996-2002 he was a member of the IUCr
Executive Committee, in 2002-05 a Vice-President of IUCr. Leonid A. Aslanov was
an co-editor of the following journals: Acta Crystallographica A, C, D
(1996-2006), Acta Crystallographica B (1996-2008), Crystallography Reviews
(2002-2008), Zeitschrift fuer Kristallografie (1996-2006). By now he is an
Editorial Board member of the Russian Journal of Coordination Chemistry and
Russian Journal of Inorganic Chemistry. He is a Chairman of the Organizing
Committee of the Yu.T.Struchkov Prize for young
scientists in crystallography.
Awards: Lomonosov MSU Prize (1986), SSSR
Council of Ministers Prize (1982), Leninskii Komsomol Scientific Prize (1971).