Director, Centre for Predictive Metallogenic Research
Graduated from the Leningrad Mining Institute with a degree in Geophysical Methods of Prospecting and Exploration of Mineral Deposits.
Having started his career at VSEGEI in 1977 as an engineer, he rose from a junior researcher to a head of department. Candidate of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences. From 2001 to the present, he has been holding the position of Deputy Director for Science.
Author of over 40 publications.
Dr. Shatov has state awards: title of Honorary Prospector, 2004; honorary title "Honoured Geologist of the Russian Federation" (2007), badge "Discoverer of mineral deposit" for the discovery and exploration of the Morozkinskoe (Mt. Rudnaya) gold deposit in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) (2018).