Master of Science in Chemistry, Leningrad University, Russia, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, Leningrad University, Russia, 1972. Doctor of Science in Chemistry, Sankt-Petersburg State University, 1996.
Research scientist Leningrad State University, 1972-1988, senior lecturer, 1988-1992. Associate professor St. Petersburg (Russia) State University, 1992-1998, professor, department head, since 1998.
Member Russian Chemical Society, Russian Genealogic Society.
Married Olga Leonidovna Lobacheva, Sep. 22, 1984; 1 child, Maria.