Graduate in Engineering, Moscow Institute Physics and Technology, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, Moscow Institute Physics and Technology, 1974. Doctor of Science, Institute Thermal Processes, Moscow, 1989.
Senior researcher Institute Thermal Processes, 1975-1985, chief researcher, 1985-1996, Institute High Temperatures, Moscow, since 1996. Consultant Siemens, Erlangen, Germany, 1997—1998, Birghton University, 2001—2003, Harbin Institute of Technology, China, 2003—2004.
Member National Committee on Heat and Mass Transfer, Science Council on Thermophysics and Thermal Engineering, New York Academy of Sciences, Science Council International Center on Heat and Mass Transfer.
Son of Galina Victorovna Nikiforova, February 24, 1987. Children: Kirill, Konstantin.