Diploma with honors, State University, Moscow, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy, State University, Moscow, 1985. Diploma, State University, Moscow, 1990.
Scientist State University Moscow, 1978-1982, aspirant, 1982-1985, senior scientist chemical department, 1990. Senior scientist Institute Strength Physics, Tomsk, Russia, 1985-1994, leading scientist, professor Russia, 1994-1997, Russia, since 1997. Director International Scientific Center, Physical Mesomechanics and Materials, since 1997.
Senior scientist Project on High Temperature Supercondrs., Moscow, 1990. Teacher German language German School, Tomsk, 1992-1994. Co-chairman 1st United States-Russian workshop Computer-aided Design of Shape Memory Alloys, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1995.
Visiting professor University Stuttgart, Germany, 1995, 97, University Paderborn, 1998-2002. Professor Technology University Berlin, since 2002.
Member International Association Mathematics Physics, Russian Council Strength Physics.
Married Elena M. Merzlikina, September 4, 1986. Children: Mikhail, Nikita.