Graduate in Chemical Engineering, Leningrad Technological Institute Pulp and Paper Industry, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, Higher Attestation Commission, Russia, 1986.
Research scientist Paprican, Montreal, Canada, 1993—2002. Fiber development specialist Noss AB, Norrkoping, Sweden, since 2002. Director Nortep Ltd., St. Petersburg, Russia, 1989—1993.
Member of Technical Association Public and Paper Industry, Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada.
Married Victoria V. Pankratjeva, September 24, 1982. 1 child Elena O. Chagaeva.