He graduated from the Bauman Moscow State Technical University, M.Sc. in Applied Optics and Lasers in 2000.
Since 2000 Vadim Pelevin has been an Engineer in the Laboratory of land-ocean interactions and the anthropogenic impact of the Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, then since 2005 - Senior Engineer. Since 2013 has been a Researcher.
PhD in physics and mathematics in 2017, Dissertation: Small-scale spatial variability of bio-optic fields according to fluorescent lidar data.
Since 2020 - Senior Scientist.
The development of Light Induced Fluorescence (LIF) LiDARs UFL-series. UFL-7, 8, 9 are suitable for high resolution mapping of chlorophyll, organic matter and suspended sediment upper layer concentration in large water bodies. More than 30 marine expeditions were conducted in various seas and big lakes since 2002.
Spatial variability of water quality parameters; anthropogenic impact on open and inland seas, lakes and rivers; waters pollution and water quality.