Sergey Macheret has received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy, respectively. Since moving to the US in 1991, he worked at the Ohio State University (1991-1994) and Princeton University (1994-2006). Since 2006, he has been with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company’s Advanced Development Programs (the Skunk Works), where he is the leader of a team engaged in a number of both government-sponsored and company-funded research and development projects on aerospace applications of weakly ionized plasmas. Prof. Macheret has made contributions to the theory of nonequlibrium physical and chemical processes in high-enthalpy flows, to highly efficient generation of nonequilibrium plasmas, and to aerospace applications of plasmas and magnetohydrodynamics. Dr. Macheret is an author or co-author of over 160 journal and conference papers, 10 patents, and 2 books. In the last decade, he gave dozens of invited presentations and lectures and chaired AIAA conferences and sessions.