Degree in physics and laser engineering, Novosibirsk Electrotech. Institute, 1981; Postgraduate, Siberian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, 1984.
Scientist Siberian Institute Metrology, Novosibirsk, 1986-1995. Leading specialist Institute Laser Physics, Siberian branch ussian Academy of Sciences, since 1996. Engineer Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Taejon, 1993-1995.
Married June 16, 1978 (divorced January 1984). 1 child, Alexey; married Tatyana Vladimirovna Timofeeva, June 28, 1986. Children: Alice, Alexander.