Oleg Shcheka spent most of his more than thirty-year career in the interface between science, education and international affairs. With degrees in physics and chemistry, he held professor positions at the Far Eastern Federal University and Far Eastern State Technical University as well as research positions at the Institute of Chemistry, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Chemical and Biological Physics of the Estonian Academy of Sciences. He authored textbook “Lectures on Atomic Physics” for students at physics departments.

Oleg Schcheka also served as director of the Department of International Cooperation of the Primorsky (Maritime) Territory Government in the Russian Far East. He was a coordinator of trans-border environmental projects with the participation of Russia, China, South Korea, North Korea, Japan and Mongolia, sponsored by international organizations such as GEF, UNEP and UNDP. He was involved in preparing and concluding an agreement between Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation (ROSATOM) and the International Atomic Energy Agency on cooperation in the area of peaceful uses of nuclear technology. The agreement focused on radiation and environmental monitoring of the Northwestern Pacific.

Dr. Shcheka is currently an independent consultant, based in Vladivostok, and may be reached at [email protected].

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