Natalia Chezhina is full professor at the Institute of Chemistry, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia. She graduated from the university as a chemist in 1968 and became a candidate of chemical sciences in 1973 and a doctor of chemical sciences in 1996. Her current research is focused on the electronic structure of solids. She gives lectures on general and inorganic chemistry, magnetochemistry, and solid-state chemistry. Prof. Chezhina has authored more than 200 published scientific works. She is a member of the Russian Chemical Society and the American Chemical Society.