Born 1959, BS (1980), MS (1982) in Physics from Moscow State University, Physics Department; PhD (1992) in Physics/Math from Institute of General Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences. Work history: Institute of General Physics, Moscow ‐ trainee, junior/senior research associate, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan ‐ postdoc, University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign – Research Associate. Areas of expertise: computer simulation of laser beam propagation in the atmosphere in the presence of random wind; Experimental laser‐assisted isotopic gas mixture separation in capillaries, tunable CO2 and CO laser design, mass‐spectroscopic monitoring of gas flows, vacuum cell design, gas flow simulations.; Experimental picosecond sum-frequency generation spectroscopy studies. Picosecond laser and OPA installation design and maintenance. Modelling molecular vibrations with Gaussian package.; Experimental femtosecond sum‐frequency generation (SFG) spectroscopy of laser‐ generated shock waves in pump‐probe configuraton, spectroscopical and electrochemical cell design, Ti:Sapphire, OPA and SFG femtosecond pump‐probe installation design (commercialized) and maintenance.; Femtosecond pump‐probe, Z‐ scan, Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging, Time‐ Correllated Single Photon Counting, studies of single photon emitters, Raman spectroscopy, Near Field Optical Microscopy.
Married with one son, hobbies: competitive sailing, cross‐country skiing, cycling.