Sergiy Mokhov graduated from the department of theoretical physics of Kyiv University in Ukraine in 1996. Then he pursued his Ph.D. in nuclear physics at that university. In 2004, he moved to CREOL. From 2006, he has worked with Professor B. Zeldovich and Professor L. Glebov’s group on the theory of volume Bragg gratings. He earned his Ph.D. in Optics from CREOL in 2011.