Works in the Institute of Precambrian Geology and Geochronology since 1968.
1969-1975 – education in the Leningrad mining institute (part-time department), specialization: geology and exploration of mineral deposits. Qualification: mining engineer – geologist.
1990 – PhD thesis “The role of ultrametamorphism processes in pegmatite formation (on the example of the White sea megacomplex)”, specialization 04.00.08 – petrography, volcanology.
Field work experience
Lake Baikal region (Russia), Tuva region (Sayan Mountains,Russia), Fennoscandinavian Schield (Cola Peninsula, Northern Karelia, Belomorian Belt), Iberian Peninsula, Mid-Atlantic Ridge (Central Atlantic)
Since 1990s – morphogenetic and geochemical peculiarities of zircon formation and transformation in rocks of different genesis.
Investigations of materials from Russia, Spain and Middle Atlantic Range revealed correlations between structure-metamorphic transformations of rocks and morphogenetic and geochemical zircon transformation. These studies allowed bonding of the isotopic age data with the zircon formation processes in different geological objects.
Scholarships and grants
1997 – cathodoluminescence microscopy studies in Freiberg Mineralogical Institute, Germany (under the support of DFG foundation) and in University of Granada, Spain.
2002-2005 – BTE2002-04618-CO2-01: Correlacion entre la evolucion magmatica y tectonica ewn orogenos colisionales. Subproyecto magmatismo y geocronologia
2005 – CGL2005-05863/BTE: Petrological Applications of the Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Accessory Minerals.
2010-2012 – Russian Foundation for Basic Research grants: 00-05а-65468, 00-15-98475, 10-05-00391-а, 10-05-00798-а/
2016-2017 – Zircon inheritance in magmatic processes», reference CGL2013-40785-P supported by the Spanish Ministry of Research and Innovation.