Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, Mathematics, Polytech. Institute, Leningrad, 1975. Student, Institute Solid Surface Physics, Chernogolovka, Russia, 1980—1983.
From researcher to research director Institute Analytical Instrumentation, Leningrad, 1984-1994, research director St. Petersburg, Russia, since 1994. General director Northwest Territories Sfb, since 2003. Professor and chairman department material research Institute Fine Mechanics and Optics Technology University, St. Petersburg, since 1999, St. Petersburg State University, since 2000.
Board directors Joint-stock company Scientific Instruments, St. Petersburg.
Division chief United Scientific Center, St. Petersburg, 2000. Member Russian Society Scanning Probe Microscopy and Nanotech.
Married Irina Alekseyevna Dobrynina, October 8, 1983 (divorced 1996). 1 child, Sergey.