Doctor of Philosophy in Metallurgy, Institute Steel and Alloys, Moscow, 1966. Doctor of Science in Analytical Chemistry, Institute Rare Metals, Moscow, 1981.
Scientist Institute Rare Metals, Moscow, 1966-1981, head microprobe analysis division, 1981-1984. Head analytical chemistry division, professor Moscow Institute Fine Chemical Technology, 1984-1991. Professor analytical chemistry Lomonosov Moscow University, 1991-1995, Cologne, Germany, since 1995.
Vice president International Center Small Regions Ecological Protection, Moscow, 1991-1994. Deputy general director Eicos Company, Moscow, 1993-1994. Researcher in analytical spectroscopy, microprobe and surface analysis.
Member Russian Academy of Sciences (head microprobe analysis commission on academy council on analytical chemistry 1984-1994, president foreign branch academy council on analytical chemistry since 1995), International Society Eurachem. Russia (head educational commission 1992-1994), European Microbeam Analysis Society, Moscow Institute Fine Chemical Technology (head academy council on analytical chemistry 1985-1991).
Married Natalia Petrova, September 29, 1974. Children: Andei, Julia.