Diploma engineer-physicist, Moscow Physical Technology Institute, 1973; Doctor of Philosophy, Moscow Physical Technology Institute, 1977; Doctor of Science, Lebedev Physical Institute, 1988.
Research staff, Institute for Semiconductor Materials, Moscow, 1977-1978; senior research staff, Institute for Applied Physics, Moscow, 1978-1984; senior research staff, Lebedev Physical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 1984-1989; research staff, Fritz-Haber Institute of Max Planck Society, Berlin, 1990-1995; research staff, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California, 1995-1997; professor physics, U. Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, since 1997. Guest professor Johannes-Kepler U., Linz, Austria, 1989, guest professor, 1992. Research leader Institute Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, 1990.
Humboldt Research fellowship Humboldt Foundation, 1990. Member American Physical Society.
Married Lioudmila Pavlovna Polenova, May 19, 1977. 1 child, Evgueniia.