Dr. Kunilova studied Chemistry at the D.Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia and received my specialist diploma in 1997. She then joined the research group of Prof. Vigdergauz at the Institute of Comprehensive Exploitation of Mineral Resources Russian Academy of Sciences (ICEMR RAS). She received her PhD degree in 2007 at the same institution. Currently works as a senior researcher in the laboratory of ICEMR RAS. She has published more than 30 research articles.