Houston, Texas — The International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers (IISRP) will honour two of its leaders at its next AGM, in Cape Town, South Africa the week of 20 April 2015.
Dr. Vladimir Busygin of Nizhnekamskneftekhim will be the recipient of the ‘general award’ and Dr. Youichiro Kubo, retired from Zeon Corp., will receive the ‘technical award’.
Busygin, who is chairman of Nizhnekamskneftekhim, is being recognised for his contributions to the Russian and global petrochemical industry. He is a prominent inventor and scientist, the author of more than 60 scientific works, 118 inventions and 23 utility models, with 28 inventions and 8 utility models currently in production at their sites.
As well as his leadership roles at Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Busygin also served as vice president of the Russian Chemists Union and as a board member of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. He holds a PhD in technology and a post-doctoral degree in economics from Perm State Technical University.
Kubo received his doctorate in applied chemistry from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, where he focused his research on the preparation and properties of cobalt and iron complexes with TPPP.