Grigoriev Yuri Viktorovich was born June 22, 1960 in Mogilev (Belarus) into a military family. Since 1963 he lives in Minsk. In 1977 he graduated from school 24 (Minsk) with honors and went to Belarusian State University. In 1982 he graduated from Belarusian State University and received degree "chemist". From 1982 to 2001 Yuri Viktorovich worked in Research Institute for Physical Chemical Problems of the Belarusian State University as engineer (1982-1985), junior researcher (1985-1993), researcher (1993-1999) and senior researcher (1999- 2001). In 1998 he defended his Ph.D. thesis "Synthesis and some reactions of 1- monosubstituted tetrazoles" on specialty 05.17.05 "technology of fine chemicals". In 2001 he was appointed as general director of Republican Unitary Production Enterprise "Unikhimprom BGU". From 2004 he works in Research Institute for Physical Chemical Problems as senior researcher (2004-2008), leading researcher (2008-2011). Since December 2011 he works as a head of Laboratory for chemistry of condensed systems.
Grigoriev is a well-known scientist in area of synthetic chemistry of tetrazole derivatives. In cooperation with Prof. Pavel Gaponik he developed simple and effective methods for synthesis and functionalization of 1-monosubstituted tetrazoles. Along with fundamental research Grigoriev took part in applied research. As a result, production of diesel bioful, preparation for pre-harvest treatment of oilseed rape crops "Gripil", preparation for oral lavage of the intestine "Forwax", preparation for prevention of animal arachnoenthomosis "Tsipervet".
Grigoriev is the author of 140 main scientific publications including 65 articles and 15 patents.