Master of Science in Theoretical Nuclear Physics, Moscow Physical Engineering Institute, 1970. Candidate of Science in Physics and Mathematics, All-Russian Research Institute Experimental Physics, 1985. Doctor of Science in Physics and Mathematics, Institute of Mathematics Modeling, 2000.
Researcher Russian Federal Nuclear Center, All-Russian Research Institute Experimental Physics, Sarov, 1970—1972, senior research scientist, 1972—1990, leading research scientist, 1990—2005, head of research division, since 2005.
Married Tatiana Ivanovna Zhilnikova, January 26, 1974. Children: Anna Sergeevna Chuguevskaya, Ekaterina Sergeevna Garanina.