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On May 23, 2020, Leonid Kazansky, a remarkable scientist and a wonderful person, a Chief Researcher at the Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of the Sector of spectroscopy of metal surfaces, member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Corrosion and Scale Inhibition, Doctor of chemical sciences, died suddenly.

L.P. Kazansky was born in Moscow on July 9, 1939. In 1957, after graduating from high school, he entered M.V. Lomonosov Moscow Institute of Fine Chemical Technology, Department of Rare and Scattered Elements. His entire subsequent life was related to scientific activities in several fields of chemistry, where his versatile abilities of an experimenter and wide erudition of a chemist became clearly evident.

As a student, Leonid Petrovich began working at V.I. Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry of the USSR Academy of Sciences (from 1962 to 1970), then entered the graduate school of the Faculty of Chemistry of Moscow State University (1970), which he successfully completed (1973) by defending his thesis “A physicochemical study of heteropolyacids of cerium, thorium and uranium”. In October 1973, he joined the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the USSR Academy of Sciences (IFKhAN) and worked at the radiospectroscopy department, where he continued research on heteropolycompounds and did not stop working in this field even after his transfer to the Department of the Anticorrosive Protection of Metals (1974). In these works, he studied the molecular, electronic, and protonic structures of a large number of V, Mo, and W heteropolyanions in oxidized and reduced forms. The results of these studies were summarized and presented in his doctoral dissertation “The molecular, electronic and protonic structure of heteropoly compounds” (1988).

An important role in these studies belonged to the wide use of physical research methods, which L.P. Kazansky very quickly and enthusiastically mastered. It is to be emphasized specially that Leonid Kazansky was one of the first Russian scientists to widely use X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) in various fields of inorganic, coordination and physical chemistry.

Since 1974, the scope of scientific activity of L.P. Kazan expanded to include a wide area of surface analysis and studies on the initial stages of metal oxidation, and later the formation of superfine protective layers of chemical compounds on them. As a scientist of wide erudition, Leonid Kazansky was interested in various methods of anticorrosive protection of metals, but as a chemist, he made the greatest contribution to the study on the mechanisms of action of various corrosion inhibitors for metals. Largely due to XPS studies on the features of the formation of surface layers on metals by corrosion inhibitors (in solutions and in the gas-vapor phase), one of the most important scientific directions in the field of protection of metals from corrosion has been created in the past 10-15 years.

L.P. Kazansky actively participated in international scientific projects. In 1993, he worked as a project head at the University of Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris, in 1997-1998 he was a visiting professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and in 2003 at the University of Tarragona in Spain. In 2001, he was co-director of the school on the chemistry of polyoxometals in Tenerife, Spain. Leonid Kazansky participated in joint studies with the Technical University in Haifa (Israel) and the Helmholtz Institute (Germany). On more than one occasion, he successfully delivered key and plenary presentations at international and domestic conferences.

L.P. Kazansky was the author or co-author of more than 250 scientific papers and reviews, a Member of the Institute’s Scientific Council and the Dissertation Council for Physical Chemistry. He actively collaborated with our journal, published his articles in it and reviewed articles by other authors. His works are well known in our country and abroad. Leonid Petrovich was a very friendly and sensitive person and was always ready to help his colleagues. He was always happy to pass his experience and knowledge to young scientists and graduate students. A broad scientific erudition, democracy, modesty, an extraordinary sense of humor and kindness were the main features of his character. It is how he will forever remain in our hearts and in the memory of his colleagues, students, and friends.