He graduated in Astronomy from Kharkov State University, one of the leading research universities in Ukraine, in 1983.
In 1999 he was awarded a PhD in Astrophysics from the Special Astrophysical Observatory of Russian Academy of Sciences, where he worked as a research fellow in 1984-2002.
In 2002-2014 Vladimir worked as a research fellow at the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute of the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK.
Vladimir is an expert in stellar astrophysics.
He also has an extensive experience in working with undergraduate and PhD students in various laboratories as well as supervising projects.