Master of Arts, Moscow Institute Electronic Technique, 1981. Diploma, Moscow State University, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy, Kurchatov Institute Atomic Energy, Moscow.
Senior researcher Institute of Superconductivity and Solid State Physics, Russian Research Center Kurchatov Institute, Moscow, 1987—1996. Researcher department synchrotron radiation research Lund University, Sweden, 1996—1998, research engineer, beamline manager Max-Laboratory Sweden, since 1999.
Married Tatiana Ivanovna Ermolova. Children: Nadezhda Alexeevna Zakharova, Kirill Alexeevich.