Education: Department of Mineralogy, Geological faculty of the Leningrad State University (1984-1988). Diploma work was dedicated to fenites of the Murun peralkaline complex (Southern Yakutia, which is Sakha Republic now). Ph.D. thesis: "The origin and formation conditions of sapphirine-bearing rocks of the Central Kola granulite-gneiss area" (defeated in 2002).
Primary interests: metamorphic petrology, geology and petrology of metasomatic rocks closely connected with metamorphic processes, geothermobarometry. Besides, he's engaged in writing computer programs in different fields and of different complexity for many years. Recently, programming has become his main activity. Many of them are published on his web site: dimadd.ru.