Master of Science in Physics, Novosibirsk State University, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy, Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, 1994.
Probational researcher Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia, 1987—1989, junior researcher, 1989—1993, researcher, 1993—1995, senior researcher, since 1995. Visiting post-doctoral researcher Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, since 2001. Assistant professor physics Novosibirsk State University, 1992—1995, associate professor physics, 1995—2001.
Married Elena Yakovenko, 1986. Children: Maria, Olga.