Degree in Electrical Engineering, Vyatka State Technology University, Kirov, 1981. Candidate Technology Science, Kazan State Technological University, 1989. Doctor in Technology Science, Arkhangelsk State Technology University and Moscow State Engineering University, 1999.
From engineer to senior researcher Vyatka State Technology University, Kirov, Russia, 1983—1995, doctoral researcher, 1995-1998, assistant professor, chair electrical engineering and electronics, 1998—2000, head environmental science laboratory, since 1994. Professor Ukhta State Technology University, since 2004.
Senior lieutenant Armed Forces, 1981-1983. Member New York Academy of Sciences.
Married Tatyana Nikolayevna Sokovnina, December 10, 1983 (divorced October 1996). 1 child, Artem Sokovnin.