Master of Science with honors., Moscow Institute Physics and Technology, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, Moscow Institute Physics and Technology, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering, Twente University, Enschede, The Netherlands, 1997.
Research scientist Institute Nitrogen Industry, Moscow, 1978-1990, Institute General and Inorganic Chemistry, Moscow, 1990-1993. Associate professor chemical engineering Twente University, since 1994.
Married Elena Machaeva, August 29, 1981. Children: Svetlana, Tatyana.