from D.I. Mendeleev Chemical-Technology Institute in Moscow in 1954 and earned a doctor of chemistry in 1965.
Alexander A.Pek is head of the section of mathematical modeling in the Institute of Geology of Ore Deposits, Petrography, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences. His field of scientific activity includes modeling of ore-forming system evolution, studies on heat and mass transport in heterogeneous rocks, and investigation of contaminant transport in geological media. He is author or co-author of more than 150 works. Dr. Pek graduated from the Polytechnical Institute in Novocherkassk, defended Ph.D. thesis in 1966, and obtained the second degree (doctor of sciences) in 1983.