From 1967 to 1973 MIPT student, Department of Molecular and Chemical Physics.
Graduated from MIPT with specialty in the «Physics and Mechanics of Chemical Processes.»
In 1977, defended thesis for the Degree of Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.
In 1987, defended thesis for the Degree of Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences on the problems of thermal protection of the reusable launch Space Shuttle «Buran»
From 1977 Assistant in the Department of Molecular Physics.
From 1978 to 1987 Vice Dean of the Faculty of Molecular and Chemical Physics.
In 1987 Dean of FMCP.
In 1988 Head of the Department of Molecular Physics.
In 1990 Awarded the title of professor. He is a member of the International Informatization Academy.
In 1991 became a founding member of the JSC «Laboratory Impulse Technology» (LIT) at MIPT, created to promote ultraviolet water disinfection systems in the region. Led the development of these systems.
In 1994 was elected to the position of General Director of «Phonon» of the Ministry of Defense Industry, one of the main developers of piezo-technical products in the country. Participated in the organization of the restructuring of the company.
In 1997 was elected Rector of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University).
In 2000 was awarded the title of Laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology.
Has more than 110 scientific papers, 9 books (co-authored), and 10 patents.
Invited to lecture and research in the USA (1991, 1992, 1993), France (1992, 1993, 1994), and Italy (1994). Has often been invited to original and review lectures at international conferences on shock tube aerothermal chemistry, chemical and gas dynamic lasers.