M.S. (Physics), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 1999 (Yu. E. Lozovik). Ph.D. (Chemistry), UC Irvine, 2007 (Wilson Ho). Postdoctoral: Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2007-2010 (Peter W. Sutter). Honors and Awards: NSF CAREER Award, 2015; Goldhaber Distinguished Fellowship, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2008; E.K.C. Lee Award, UC Irvine, 2005; Chancellor's award for academic excellence, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 1999.