Diploma ingenieur, Institute of Technology, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1972. Doctor rerum naturalium (Doctor in Sciences), Institute Organic Industry, Berlin, 1976. Surface scientist, University Dresden, Germany, 1981.
Doctor habilitatus, Academy of Sciences, Berlin, 1987.
Researcher, Institute Organic Chemistry, Berlin, 1972-1986; head group of surfactant application Institute Organic Chemistry, Academy Sciences, Berlin, 1986-1991; researcher, Institute Food Research, Norwich, England, 1991; project leader, WITEGA GmbH, Berlin, 1992-1996; project leader, U. Potsdam, Germany, since 1993.
Member Society German Chemists.
Married Nadeshala Petrowna Nikitina, September 14, 1950. Children: Aljona, Peter.