Born on Oct. 11, 1953. Married, has two children.
Graduated in Nuclear Physics from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". Postgraduate studies in Dresden 1979-82. Ph.D. in Physics. Senior research associate in the Institute of Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energetics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Chair of the Committee for Utilization of Nuclear Power for Peaceful Purposes Aug. 1996-Feb. 1997.
Publications: over 60 scientific articles.