Doctor of Medicine, Kharkov State University, Ukraine, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, Physical Technology Institute, Donetsk, Ukraine, 1981. Doctor of Science, Institute Crystallography, Moscow, Russia, 1988.
Head research laboratory Kharkov National University, Ukraine, 1978—1986. Head solid state department Zaporozhye State University, 1986—1991, vice rector science research, 1990—1991. Professor microelectronics Sumy Technology Institute, 1991—1992.
Professor solid state physics Kharkov National University Radio Electronics, since 1999. Director science engineering firm, Sumy, Ukraine, 1991—1993. General director Ukraine joint venture with Germany Firma SIFA, Kharkov, since 1993.
Co-organizer North Atlantic Treaty Organization Advanced Research Workshop Physics of Laser Crystals, 2002, 2d International Conference Physical Laser Crystals, 2005, International Workshop Radiation Processes in Nano and Bulk Materials, 2007.
Married Alla Mark Zhihareva. Children: Elena, Alexy, Ekatherina. Married Lidja Valentine Alexeeva (divorced).
1 child Oksana.