Diploma in physics, Novosibirsk State University, Russia, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, 1986. Doctor of Science, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, 1993.
Junior researcher Institute Astronautics and Electrometry, Novosibirsk, 1981-1986, senior scientist, 1987-1991. Humboldt fellow Freie University, Berlin, 1991-1993. Max-Planck fellow Max Planck Institute fur Polymerforschung, Mainz, Germany, 1994-1996.
Senior scientist IFF Forschungszentrum, Jülich, Germany, since 1997.
Member Material Research Society.
Married Olga Gennadievna Bamburova, June 15, 1984. Children: Dmitrii, Daniel.