Master of Arts, Moscow State University, 1975.
Researcher Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 1975-1983, senior researcher, 1983-1998, head laboratory, since 1998. Visiting professor City University of New York, 1991. Professor department engineering Toyama (Japan) University, 1999-2000.
Advisor Frontier Research Systems, Rikagaku Kenkyūsho, Wako, Japan, 2000.
Member American Physical Society.
Married Olga Lvovna Okun, May 16, 1980. Children: Alexander Rappoport, Ekaterina, Maria.