Master of Science in Theoretical Physics, Moscow State University, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy in Theoretical Physics, Moscow State University, 1983. Doctor of Science Habilitation, Moscow State University, 1991.
Scientific researcher Moscow State University, 1984—1991, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Frankfurt University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 1991—1998. Science researcher Theory Condensed Matter department physics Cambridge (England) University, 1998—1999. Senior researcher department physics and astronomy Cardiff (Wales) University, since 1999, professor, since 2003.
Principal coordinator network project photon-mediated phenomena in semiconductor nanostructures European Union Commission, Brussels, since 2002.
Married Ekaterina V. Ryapolova, December 8, 1987. Children: Alexandra A. Ivanova, Ksenia A. Ivanova, Elisabeth A. Ivanova.