Born on 1 March 1973 in Novosibisrk, Russia. Graduated in 1996 from Novosibirsk State Technical University, Russia. REceived PhD degeree from Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium in 2003. Worked at IMEC, authred and co-authred more than 100 scientific publications, started European workshop Plasma Etch and Strip in Microelectronics (PESM). In 2011 moved to GLOBALFOUNDRIES.