Revaz Dogonadze

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Revaz Dogonadze
Revaz Dogonadze

Revaz Dogonadze (November 21, 1931 - May 13, 1985) was a notable Georgian scientist, one of the founders of quantum electrochemistry, main author of the Quantum-Mechanical Theory of Kinetics of the Elementary Act of Chemical, Electrochemical and Biochemical Processes in Polar Liquids, Corresponding Member of the Georgian Academy of Sciences (GAS), Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor. He was born in 1931, in Tbilisi, Georgia. His father, a Professor of Agrarian Sciences, was Roman I. Dogonadze (1905-1970).


Life and works

In 1955 Revaz Dogonadze graduated from the Moscow Physics-Engineering Institute. In 1958-1978 he was Scientific Fellow (1958-1962) and Senior Scientific Fellow - Head of the Group of Quantum Electrochemistry (1962-1978) of the Department of Theoretical Investigations of the Moscow Institute of Electrochemistry (now Frumkin Institute of Electrochemistry of the Russian Academy of Science). In 1963-1973 Associate Professor (1963-1969) and Professor (1969-1973) of the Moscow State University. In 1961 he received a PhD degree, in 1966 a degree of Doctor of Sciences (Full Doctor).

In 1978 Dogonadze founded the Department of Theoretical Investigations of the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry and Electrochemistry of the Georgian Academy of Sciences (GAS). In 1978-1985 he was Head of this Department. In 1982-1985 he was also Head of the Department of General and Theoretical Physics of the Georgian Technical University. In 1982 Dogonadze was elected Corresponding Member of GAS. In 1978-1985 he was Chairman of the Department of Electrochemical Physics of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE). He was also member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal Electroanalytical Chemistry and Interfacial Electrochemistry and the Editorial Board of the Russian Journal Elektrokhimia.

Dogonadze was the main author of Quantum-Mechanical Theory of Kinetics of the Elementary Act of Chemical, Electrochemical and Biochemical Processes. He was founder of the scientific school of quantum electrochemistry. He was also co-author of Quantum-Mechanical Model of Enzyme Catalysis.

In 1971-1972 Dogonadze was one of organizers of the International Summer School of Quantum Electrochemistry in Ohrid (Jugoslavia). He was also a Chairman of the International Advisory Committee of the International Conference "Non-Traditional approaches to the study of the Solid-Electrolyte Interface" (September 24-27, 1979, Snowmass, Colorado, USA).

Dogonadze was author about 190 scientific-research works (among them 7 monographs). Under Dogonadze's guidance were prepared about 20 theses (13 PhD's and 5 Dr.Sci.). He was co-editor and co-author of a three-volume collective monograph The Chemical Physics of Solvation (Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1985-1986).

Revaz Dogonadze's final major undertaking, witnessed by an international audience, was the organization of the International Conference "Electrodynamics and Quantum Phenomena at Interfaces" (October 1-6, 1984, Telavi, Georgia), which was an important event in electrochemical physics.

Some main works of Revaz Dogonadze

  • R.R. Dogonadze and A.M. Kuznetsov. "Contemporary State of the Theory of Electrode Processes" (a monograph). Publishing House of VINITI, Moscow, 1969, 100 pp. (in Russian, English summary)
  • R.R. Dogonadze and Z.D. Urushadze. "Semi-Classical Method of Calculation of Rates of Chemical Reactions Proceeding in Polar Liquids".- J.Electroanal.Chem., 32 (1971), pp. 235-245
  • M.V. Volkenshtein, R.R. Dogonadze, A.K. Madumarov, Z.D. Urushadze and Yu.I. Kharkats. "Theory of Enzyme Catalysis".- Molekuliarnaya Biologia, Moscow, 6 (1972), pp. 431-439 (in Russian, English summary)
  • M.V. Volkenshtein, R.R. Dogonadze, A.K. Madumarov, Z.D. Urushadze and Yu.I. Kharkats. "Electronic and Confirmational Interactions in Enzymic Catalysis".- Konfirmatsionnye Izmenenia Biopolimerov v Rastvorakh, Publishing House "Nauka", Moscow, 1973, pp. 153-157 (in Russian, English summary)
  • R.R. Dogonadze. "Theory of Molecular Electrode Kinetics" (a monograph).- N.S. Hush (Ed.). Reactions of Molecules at Electrodes. Interscience, London, 1971, pp. 135-227
  • R.R. Dogonadze and A.M. Kuznetsov. "Kinetics and Catalysis. Kinetics of Heterogeneous Chemical Reactions in Solutions" (a monograph). Publishing House of VINITI, Moscow, 1978, 223 pp. (in Russian)
  • R.R. Dogonadze and T.A. Marsagishvili. "Electrodynamics on Electrochemical Systems: Application to IR and Optical Transitions in Systems Containing Impurities".- J.Surf.Sci., 101 (1980), pp. 439-461
  • R.R. Dogonadze and T.A. Marsagishvili. "Methods of Quantum Field Theory in Electrodynamics of Solvation".- R.R. Dogonadze, E. Kalman, A.A. Kornyshev and J. Ulstrup (Eds.). The Chemical Physics of Solvation, Part A, Ch. 2, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1985, pp. 39-76.

See also

External links


  • Revaz Dogonadze Memorial Issue of the international journal Electroanalytical Chemistry and Interfacial Electrochemistry, Vol. 204, 1986
  • A.M. Kuznetsov. "A Tribute to Professor Revaz R. Dogonadze: The Man and His Works".- Progress in Surface Science, Vol. 20(1), Pergamon Press, 1985, pp. 1-7
  • Z.D. Urushadze. "Professor Revaz Dogonadze", Publishing House "Tsodna", Tbilisi, 1986, 30 pp. (in Georgian)
  • "Standard bearer of Quantum Electrochemistry" ("Flagman Kvantovoi Elektrokhimii"). Compiled by Prof. Zurab D. Urushadze, Publishing House of the Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, 1991, 141 pp. (in Russian).

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