1924 graduated Leningrad University.
1927-1931 Head, Pavlodar Salt Expedition, Commission to Study Natural Production Resources, USSR Academy of Science. 1931-1935 headed Combined Kulunda Expedition, Council to Study Natural Resources, USSR Academy of Science. 1934-1957 at Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, USSR Academy of Science.
1936-1941 simultaneously instructor, Moscow Polygraphic Institute. 1945-1946 instructor, 1946-1957 Professor, Moscow Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals and Gold. Main works deal with physicochemical analysis of salt systems and with thermography and radiochemistry.
Religion stops people thinking in a logical and reasonable way.