Vladimir N. Shuleikin was born in 1947 in Grodno, the former Belorussia (the USSR). After having finished the secondary school in Moscow, he entered the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and graduated from it in 1971. In 1978, he passed the Candidate's Dissertation defense in the Central Aerological Observatory; and in 1994, he defended the Doctoral Thesis in the Institute of Physics of the Earth, RAS. Since 1979, he is dealing with the near-surface atmospheric electricity investigations.
Chief Researcher at the Oil and Gas Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences.