Alexander Nikolayevich Nesmeyanov ForMemRS (Russian: Александр Николаевич Несмеянов); 9 September 1899, Moscow - 17 January 1980, Moscow) was a prominent Soviet chemist and academician (1943) specializing in organometallic chemistry. He obtained his degree in chemistry in 1920 from Moscow State University where he thereafter served as lecturer, professor, and eventually rector.
He was the President of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1951–1961. As the rector of the Moscow State University in 1948–1951, he oversaw the construction of its new campus at Sparrow Hills. He was twice awarded the title Hero of Socialist Labor (1969, 1979).
- Chatt, J.; Rybinskaya, M. I. (1983). "Aleksandr Nikolaevich Nesmeyanov. 9 September 1899-17 January 1980". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 29: 399. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1983.0016. JSTOR 769809.
- http://www2.theiet.org/oncomms/sector/magazine.cfm?issueID=208&articleID=6AA7557E-D9D7-2DF4-122DABAD138B27C3 Theiet.org
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