Dr. Vladimir P. Drachev (Associate Professor, Physics) received his M.S. degree in physics from Novosibirsk State University, Russia, and his Ph.D. degree in experimental physics from Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Automation and Electrometry and Institute for Semiconductor Physics, in 1995. He was a Junior and Senior Scientist at the Institute for Semiconductor Physics, and Visiting Scientist at New Mexico State University. His recent appointment as a Senior Research Scientist was at Birck Nanotechnology Center and School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University (2002-2012). Dr. Drachev is an associate editor for Optical Materials Express, and OSA Senior Member. He is widely recognized for his works in nanophotonics, nanotechnology, and in particular for his experiments on optics, nonlinear optics, spectroscopy of plasmonic nanostructures and their applications in biosensing and metamaterials. Dr. Drachev recently joined UNT as Associate Professor in the Department of Physics. Welcome!!!