Moscow Institute of Oil and Gas Industry in 1971;
All-Russian Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology Institute, Ph. D in Geology and Mineralogy in 1981;
Engineering Faculty of Moscow Engineering - Physical Institute in 1985;
Moscow Geological Prospecting Institute, Scientific Title «Senior Researcher» in 1988.
Water Problems Institute, Dr. of Science 1999, Professor, Principal Researcher 2008.
Second Hydrogeological Department (Hydrogeological Service), Senior Geologist 1971 - 1979;
Moscow Geological Prospecting Institute, Senior Researcher 1979 - 1990;
Water Problems Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Senior Researcher, 1990 – 1999.
Water Problems Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leading Researcher, 1999-2008, Principal Researcher 2008-present, Professor -2010
Head of the Research Group 1990- present.
Areas of Interest:
Methodology and techniques of experimental works
Methodology and techniques of vulnerability, risk, damage, sensitivity assessment and mapping
Geo - environmental problems
Physical and chemical aspects of unsaturated and saturated zones
Natural and technogenic disasters
Problems of the sustainable development of the environment
Global environmental problems
Scientific and public professional activity:
Member of the New York Academy of Sciences
Member of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences
Member of the International Association of Hydrogeologists
Member of the Editorial Board of the Encyclopedia of Life Support System
Head of the Scientific Grant from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research «Processes of highly mineralized brine filtration» 1995 - 1998
Head of the Scientific Grant from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research «Evolution of groundwater ecological state in oil - gas field regions» 1998 - 2000
Head of the project “Assessment of the groundwater vulnerability in the Russian territory of the Dnepr river basin from pollution including radionuclides’ (2002 –2003), sponsored by the Canadian International Development and Research Centre.