Master of Science in Engineering, Moscow Aviation Institute, 1981.
Engineer Science and Research Institute, Moscow, 1981-1982, Tupolev Design Bureau, Moscow, 1982-1987, head stability and controlability group, 1987-1990. Chief specialist Flight Safety Commission, 1990-1992. Aircraft engineer, programmer Nayak Aircraft Service GmbH, Cologne, Germany, 1994-1999.
Researcher German Aerospace Center, since 1999. Chief of calculation group Commission for Flight Accident Investigation, Moscow, 1990-1992.
Married Elena Chifrina, August 21, 1982. 1 child, Maja.