Master of Science in Physics, Kazan State University, Russia, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Kazan, 1995.
Research fellow Hebrew University Jerusalem, 1997—2001, University Glasgow, Scotland, 2001—2003, University Southampton, England, 2003—2004. Senior research fellow De Montfort University, Leicester, England, 2004—2007, senior lecturer, since 2007.
Member of Institute Physics (associate).