Degree in physics, Moscow State University, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, Moscow State University, 1979. Doctor in Physics-Mathematics Science, Moscow State University, 1989.
Assistant lecr. Timiryazev Agricultural Academy, Moscow, 1979-1989, associate professor, 1989-1990, professor, 1990-1996. Senior researcher Vernadsky Institute Geo and Analytical Chemistry Russian Academy of Sciences, 1995-1999, chief researcher, since 2000.
Member Russian Academy Natural Sciences.
Married Nadejda Borisovna Popova, June 7, 1972 (divorced March 1982). Married Olga Borisovna Zubkova, June 7, 1991.