Master of Science, St. Petersburg State University, 1992. Doctor of Philosophy, St. Petersburg State University, 1996.
Senior lecturer State Academy Aviation Technology, Tutaev, Russia, since 1996, associate professor Russia, since 1999. Senior researcher State Academy Aviation Technology.
Member American Astronomical Society (division planetary science since 1997).
Married Irina Aleksandrovna Mikhaljonok, June 26, 1992. 1 child, Andrey Maximovich.