Obtained his PhD degree in chemistry (2005) from the Belarusian State University (Minsk, Belarus). PhD studies were followed by post-doctoral research at the Technical University of Dresden (Germany) in the group of Prof. Alexander Eychmüller. Thereafter, he received a Marie Curie fellowship and worked at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Genoa, Italy) in the group of Prof. Liberato Manna. Currently he is a senior research scientist at the TU Dresden. His research focuses on the synthesis, assembly and applications of colloidal nanomaterials.