He was born on November 20, 1964 in Kyiv. In 1987 he graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. In 1987-1990 - graduate student, 1990-1995 - assistant, 1995-1998 and 2001-2004 - associate professor of inorganic chemistry, 2004-2005 - professor of inorganic chemistry, since 2005 – head of Department of Physical Chemistry.
In 1991-1993 and 1994-1998 was Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry for International Relations. In 1990 defended his dissertation "Synthesis, structure and properties of coordination compounds of 3d metals with oximes of pyruvilamino acids." In 2003 defended his doctoral dissertation "Polynuclear coordination compounds of transition metals with nitrogen-containing ligands in the modeling of active centers of metalloenzymes." Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in the field of science and technology (2007).
He is a member of the Scientific Council of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine on "Inorganic Chemistry", a member of the editorial boards of the "Ukrainian Chemical Journal" and the international journal "Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications", two specialized councils for doctoral and master's theses. He regularly speaks at international conferences and has been invited to give lectures at the universities of Heidelberg, Göttingen, Strasbourg, Debrecen, and Wrocław.
Author of more than 460 scientific papers, including about 190 articles.
The main scientific directions are:
- bioinorganic modeling of metalloenzymes with polynuclear active centers and creation of biomimetic catalysts based on synthetic model compounds;
- synthesis of nanosized high-nuclear discrete coordination compounds and coordination polymers that can exhibit original magnetic and electrochemical properties, as well as be precursors of new catalysts and sorbents;
- study of complex-forming properties of functionalized hydroxamic acids in order to find new highly effective chelating agents and inhibitors of metalloenzymes;
- study of the effect of stabilization of unconventionally high oxidation states in polynuclear coordination compounds and development of highly efficient catalysts for oxidation reactions of biologically important substrates based on polynuclear metal complexes.