Degree in Geophysical Engineering, Yerevan State University, 1981.
Leading science researcher Institute Physics of Earth, Moscow, since 1981. Visiting professor Institute Physics of Earth, Strasbourg, France, 1999, National Institute Geophysics and Volcanology, Milan, 2006. Researcher Ebro Observatory, Roquetes, Spain, 2004, Agency Environmental Protection, Rome, 2005.
Consultant International Atomic Energy Agency, 2006.
Married Tatiana Melnik. Children: Aram, Lusine.