Mikhail Markov obtained his MS degree in theoretical physics from the Kalinin State University (KSU) in 1977. He received a Ph.D. in geophysics from the Institute of Experimental Meteorology in 1985. He worked at the SOUZPROMGEOFISIKA from 1979 to 2001 as a researcher. Dr. Markov joined the Instituto Mexicano del PetrÃ³leo in 2001 as a research scientist. His major research interests include the physical properties of reservoir rocks and wave phenomena in porous media.