Fellowship: 2015-2016, GIA Research & Development, Carlsbad, California, USA
Area of Study: The genesis and evolution of gem corundum, as well as mineral development within crystalline materials in natural environments.
Current Position: Pursuing gemological research in Russia
- Bachelor of Science in geology and prospecting of mineral resources, MGRI - RSGPU in Moscow, Russia, 2006
- Diploma (Master of Science equivalent) in mining engineering, specialization in applied mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry, MGRI - RSGPU in Moscow, Russia, 2007
- Diploma in gemology, gemology chair of MGRI - RSGPU affiliated with GIA Moscow, Russia, 2007
- Ph.D. in mineralogy and crystallography, FGUP VIMS in Moscow, Russia, 2012