Vyacheslav S. Vikhrenko was born on 30 May 1943. In 1965 he graduated at the Belarusian State Technological University (Belarusian Technological Institute at that time). His candidate degree thesis was conducted under the leadership of Prof. L. A. Rott. Candidate of sciences degree in physics and mathematics (equivalent of PhD) which he received at the Belarusian State University in 1970 and doctoral science degree (habilitation) at B. I. Stepanov Institute of Physics of Belarusian Academy of Science in 1994. Carrier: lecture (1966—1972), senior lecture (1972—1974), docent (1974—1995), professor (1995—2001), head of the Department of Theoretical Mechanics (2001—2011) at Belarusian State Technological University. Research activity in equilibrium and nonequilibrium statistical mechanics and thermodynamics, continuum mechanics, condensed matter physics, chemical physics. Grants: INTAS (1997—2000), several scientific grants of Ministry of Education and Academy of Science of Belarus in 2000—2011. Visiting scientist at Brussels University (Belgium, 1976—1977) Max-Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry (Goettingen, Germany, 1998—2011) and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece, 2000—2010).