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Research professor at Carleton University (Canada)

Professor at the Department of Petrography, lead research fellow of the Laboratory of Geochronology and Geodynamics of the Tomsk State University (Russia)

President of a commission of the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI)

General information

Leading scientist's research interests: Large igneous provinces, regional tectonics, reconstruction of supercontinents, eruption (magnetic) petrology

Quote by the head of the laboratory: Formation of large igneous provinces is related to genesis of ore deposits. So if scientists find out the age and the boundaries of an igneous provinces they will be able forecast the potential of finding minerals on this theory.

Scientific recognition

Awards and achievements:

2022 – Medal «For merit to the Tomsk State University».

2018 – Letter of gratitude to distinguished doctors of the Tomsk State University from the Rector of the University.

2018 – Mendeleev Medal.

2018 – Award for publications in the  «Nature Geoscience» journal: «Best representatives of the domain of Geosciences», top 1 per cent highly cited articles.

2013 – An award from the «Geoscience Frontiers Journal».

2009 – Most downloaded articles in the«Earth-Science Reviews» journal on the Internet.

2007 – Award for publications in the «LITHOS» journal : «Top-50 most cited articles published in the journal in 2003–2007».

2003 – Honored Prospector of Canada.

2002 – An award from the «Journal of Geodynamics»: «Top most popular articles in the Internet system». 

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