Born in Tbilisi on October 18, 1976. Graduated from Komarov Physics and Mathematics Secondary School in 1993. Enrolled the Mechanics and Mathematics Faculty of Tbilisi State University the same year, which he graduated with honor in 1997. Earned his Master degree with distinction at Informatics and Applied Mathematics in 1999.
Researcher at the dept. of Regional Seismology, Institute of Geophysics from 1997. Became a head of the same department in 2004. First international scientific experience was a visit to the University of Edinburg in 1998, funded by the British Royal Society. Since than Participated in numerous international workshops and conferences. Got a PhD degree in
Geophysics in 2004.
2006-2010: Deputy director of Georgian Seismic Monitoring centre. In 2010 the centre was transformed into Institute of Earth Sciences. Director of the institute in 2012-2013.
2008: Assistant professor at IliaUni. Six months internship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012.
2013-2014 dean of newly formed School of Engineering, leading the elaboration of joint project with San Diego State University, afterwards funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation.
From 2014 Professor at IliaUni, actively pursuing scientific research and academic activities, serving as a PI of various ongoing and completed international projects. Co-founder of the Center for Cultural Heritage and Environmental Studies at IliaUni, since 2017 Director of the center. Is actively involved in mentoring master’s degree and doctoral students. Developing ongoing cooperation with the Cologne, Leipzig, Girona, Tallinn and Bridgewater (USA) universities.