Alexey graduated and then got his PhD from Moscow Institute for physics and technology in 2000 and 2003 correspondently. Starting from 1997 he joined to laboratory for active media at Lebedev Physical Institute. His research was focused on narrow optical resonances and its applications for metrology, both using hot and laser cooled atoms. In 2006 keeping part time position at Lebedev he joined to Misha Lukin group at Harvard, where he started work with plasmons, quantum dots and NV centers. Main focus of this activity was light-spin interfaces and solid state nanophotonics. In particular novel approach on using plasmon nanowires for light collection and Purcell enchantment of nano emitters was realized. In 2010 he was involved in Russian Quantum center (RQC) initiative and became its acting director for first 2 years of the Center development. Currently he is Principal Investigator at RQC, where he is conducting research in both fields of cold atoms and solid state spin systems.