Master of Science in Chemistry, Belarussian State University, Minsk, 1992. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, Dresden Technology University, Germany, 1999.
Junior researcher Institute General and Inorganic Chemistry Belarussian Academy of Sciences, Minsk, 1992-1996. Research scientist Institute Solid State and Materials Research, Dresden, since 2000.
Married Erika Melnik, April 23, 1994. Children: Polina Melnik, Yewgeni.