I graduated from the Physics Department of St. Petersburg State University in 1988, and obtained my PhD from the Institute of Macromolecular Compounds of Russian Academy of Sciences in 1992, on simulation studies of polymer liguid crystals. After that I spent some time in leading European simulational groups at Universite Libre de Bruxelles (J.-P. Ryckaert), University of Bristol (M. P. Allen), Max-Planck Institute of Polymer Research (K. Kremer), University of Leeds (T.C.B. McLeish, D.B. Adolf). Since April 2000 I had a tenure track position at Eindhoven University of Technology (it is Universitair Docent I position since 2010). My research always deals with computer simulation of macromolecules with the following main research challenges: - multi-scale computational approach to study glass transition and mechanical properties of amorphous polymers in a bulk and in thin films, including software development; - the stability and toxicity of complexes of charged dendrimers and hyperbranched polymers with linear polyelectrolytes and drugs for biomedical applications; - non-newtonian rheology of linear and hyperbranched polymers in hydrodynamic flows; - microstructure and macromechanics of polymer nanocomposites.