In 1988 he graduated from the Faculty of Chemistry of the Herzen Pedagogical University (Saint-Petersburg); 1993-1999 Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor (KSU); 19992011 Head of the Research Dept.; 20112014 Vice-Rector for Science; 2014 present Rector of KSU.
PhD in Chemistry (1994), Associate Professor (1996).
Professional interests: electrochemistry, material science, professional education and regional development. He has published about 200 scientific works in Russian and English languages.
Fellow of some academic programs, including the program «New Leaders of higher education» («100 Rectors») / Skolkovo Moscow School of Management, Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation (2012-2013), conferences on the higher education, R&D, etc.
Developer of KSU development programs in 2011-2016. Currently, the leader of the strategic project «Flagship University of the Kostroma region».
President of the European Commission