Elena Sorokina

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.

Title: Post-doctoral Research Associate, GIA Research & Development, Carlsbad, California, USA


  • Bachelor of Science in Geology and Prospecting of Mineral Resources, MGRI - RSGPU, Moscow, Russia, 2006
  • Diploma (Master of Science equivalent) in Mining Engineering. Specialization in Applied Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, MGRI - RSGPU, Moscow, Russia, 2007
  • Diploma in Gemology, Gemology Chair, MGRI - RSGPU affiliated with GIA Moscow, Russia, 2007
  • Ph.D. in Mineralogy and Crystallography, FGUP VIMS, Moscow, Russia, 2012

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