He graduated from the Artem Dnepropetrovsk Mining Institute majoring in Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology.
In 2011, he defended his thesis and received the degree of Candidate of Technical Science.
His work experience in engineering investigations is 38 years, for 26 of them he worked in the system of Engineering and Construction Investigation Trusts. His main activities are engineering and geological investigations and engineering and geotechnical investigations. Since 1988, he has participated in research activities for development of methods, technologies and equipment for engineering and geotechnical investigations. Since 1995, he combines his main work with teaching at the Department of Engineering, Bases and Foundations of the Novosibirsk State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering.