About me

After a hydrologist license in Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSc.) and several research trips to mountains (Kamchatka and Caucasus), where I was mostly interested in water quality issues (particularly suspended sediments), I became a hydrology/geomorphology Ph.D. student in the pursuit of multi-disciplinarity – the only efficient way to address real-world problems and fundamental science.

Following my Ph.D. defense at Lomonosov Moscow State University in December 2019, I received a Junior Research Fellow position in the Laboratory of Fluvial Processes and Soil Erosion at Faculty of Geography.

Below is my brief bio, while a full can be downloaded here .

Research Interests

  • Mountain fluvial geomorphology
  • Sediment budget and dynamics
  • Soil erosion modeling
  • Statistical analyses on heterogeneous datasets and quantifying uncertainties based on Monte Carlo simulation techniques
  • Designing and maintaining large databases of measurements on various geomorphic processes
  • Quantifying and understanding geomorphic processes at catchment and regional scale

Education

Lomonosov Moscow State University
PhD in Geographic Sciences (Hydrology)
Advisors: Valentin Golosov, Sergey Chalov

Moscow, Russia
Granted Dec 2019

  • Dissertation: Suspended sediment load formation in small mountain river basins: general patterns and regional features

Lomonosov Moscow State University
Specialist in Hydrology (MSc. equivalent)

Moscow, Russia
Granted June 2015

Experience

Institute of Geography Russian Academy of Science

April 2020 - present

Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Working for the RSF grant No. 19‑17‑00181 “Quantitative assessment of the slope sediment flux and its changes in the Holocene for the Caucasus mountain rivers”
  • Sediment source fingerprinting analysis in small mountain basins
  • Suspended sediment modelling on a regional scale (Caucasus)
  • Studying short‑term and long water discharge and suspended sediment dynamics
  • Developed an R package for exploring intra‑event suspended sediment dynamics loadflux

Lomonosov Moscow State University

January 2020 - present

Junior Research Fellow

  • Organized two international conferences and two schools for young researchers
  • Estimated soil erosion for the Eastern Russia (Siberia, Kamcharka, Chukotka)
  • Developed algorithm to process short‑term logger data (turbidity and water level)
  • Developed framework for assessing lateral erosion rates (and volumes) for Arctic rivers

State Institute of Oceanography (Russia, Moscow)

August 2015 - August 2017

Technician

  • Conducting hydrological measurements: water discharge, water stage, river velocity, river and lake bathymetry
  • Equipment service: ADCPs, sonars, current meters
  • Statistical analysis of main hydrological parameters (AEP, max and min discharges, etc.)
  • Flood risk mapping for the Moscow city