1972-1981 undergraduate student, PhD student at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
1981-1991 Junior Researcher, Researcher, Head of Laboratory at the Institute for Problems in Mechanics of the USSR Academy of Sciences.
1991-1999 Lecturer, Reader, Professor at the University of Sussex.
1999-2006 Professor at the University of Bath.
1 July 2006 - 31 August 2011 Professor and Head of Department at University College London.
Since 1 September 2011 Professor at University College London.
Updated 15 September 2011