Master of Science, Moscow State University, 1971. Doctor of Science, Moscow State University, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy, Institute Experimental Mineralogy RAS, Chernogolovka, Russia, 1974.
Senior researcher Institute Experimental Mineralogy RAS, 1974—1991. Head laboratory IGEM RAS, Moscow, since 2004.
Member of American Geophysical Union.
Married Alexandra A. Morozova, December 2, 1967. Children: Andrei L., Ilya L.