Vladimir Mordkovich earned his degrees from the Moscow State University (MS in 1981; Ph.D. 1984). The upper degree of Dr.Sci. awarded in 1995. Vladimir Mordkovich has dedicated his career to R&D in chemistry and technology of fuels and materials. He had spent 11 years in Japan working for R&D companies before returning to Russia. Since 2009 he leads the New Chemical Technologies and Nanomaterials Research Department at the Technological Institute for Superhard and Novel Carbon Materials in Moscow. He serves as a full professor in Moscow Physico-Technical Institute (since 2010). 52 inventions in the field, 160 publications in peer-reviewed journals.