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    Habilitation in Crystallography, ETH Zurich, 2007 
    PhD in Crystallography, University College London, 2002
    Diploma in Crystallography, Moscow State University, 1997


    Director, Center for Materials by Design, State University of New York at Stony Brook,           since 4/2013
    Full Professor, State University of New York at Stony Brook, since 1/2010
    Associate Professor, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2008-1/2010
    Privatdozent and Group Leader, ETH Zurich, 2007-2008
    Senior Scientist and Group Leader, ETH Zurich, 2003-2007
    Research Fellow, University College London, 2002-2003

    Career Record

    127 papers (including 5 in Nature, 1 in Science, 1 in Nature Materials, 1 in Nature Chemistry, 5 in PNAS, 9 in PRL, 1 in Acc.Chem.Res., 2 in Scientific Reports). Citation 4472. h-index=34
    1 book
    2 patents
    Gave over 200 talks and colloquia
    Editorial Board member of "Journal of Superhard Materials" and "Scientific Reports" 
    (Nature Publishing Group), refereed for more than 60 journals and for Oxford University Press book publishing.
    Founder and chairman of the Commission on Crystallography of Materials (International Union of Crystallography)


    President's Award of the Geological Society of London (2002)
    Outstanding Young Scientist Award of the European Union of Geosciences (2003)
    European High-Pressure Research Group Award (2004)
    ETH Latsis Prize (2006)
    Research Excellence Medal of the European Mineralogical Union (2007)
    Elsevier's awards for most cited paper of 2004-2007 and 2005-2010 (2008)
    Newsweek's ranked 12th Russian scientist abroad (2008)
    Forbes's ranked 6th most successful Russian scientist (2011)
    Invited professor in Milano (2005),
    Paris (2006-2007, 2010),
    Hong Kong (2008),
    Guilin (2009),
    Lille (2009,2010,2012,2013),
    Poitiers (2011), 
    Beijing (2012),
    Honorary Professor of Yanshan University, China (2012)
    Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America (2013)
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