Master of Science, Leningrad University, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, Leningrad University, 1989.
Researcher, senior researcher Institute Applied Geophysical, Leningrad, Russia, 1978—1990. Head laboratory St. Petersburg State University, Russia, since 1991. Member board technologies Minister Natural Resources, St. Petersburg, since 1997.
Member of European Association Geoscientists and Engineers, Society Exploration Geophysics.
Married Irina Nikolaevna Kirganova-Saraeva, October 26, 1977. Children: Ekaterina, Maria.