MIKHAIL A. NOGINOV graduated from MOSCOW INSTITUTE FOR PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY[[BR]](Moscow, Russia) with a Master of Science degree in Electronics Engineering in 1985. In 1990 he received a Ph.D. degree in Physical-Mathematical Sciences[[BR]]from GENERAL PHYSICS INSTITUTE OF THE USSR ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (Moscow,[[BR]]Russia).[[BR]]The appointments of Dr. Noginov include: GENERAL PHYSICS INSTITUTE OF THE[[BR]]USSR ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (Moscow, Russia) Junior Staff Research Scientist,[[BR]]then Staff Research Scientist (1985-1991); MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF[[BR]]TECHNOLOGY, Cambridge, MA; Center for Materials Science and Engineering; Post[[BR]]Doctoral Research Associate (1991-1993); ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Huntsville,[[BR]]AL, Assistant Research Professor, then Associate Research Professor[[BR]](1993-1997); and NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY, Norfolk, VA, Department of[[BR]]Physics, Center for Materials Research. Research Associate Professor, then[[BR]]Assistant Professor, currently Associate Professor (1997-present).[[BR]]Dr. Noginov has published one book, two book chapters, one edited SPIE[[BR]]proceedings volume, 87 papers in peer reviewed journals, over 100[[BR]]publications in proceedings of professional societies and conference[[BR]]technical digests (10 of them invited).[[BR]]Dr. Noginov is a member of Sigma Xi, OSA, SPIE, and APS. He has served as a[[BR]]chair and a committee member on several conferences of SPIE and OSA. The[[BR]]biography of Dr. Noginov is published in in Who’sWho in America since 2003[[BR]]and Who’sWho in the World since 2004. He regularly serves on NSF panels and[[BR]]reviews papers for many professional journals. Since 2003, Dr. Noginov is a[[BR]]faculty advisor of the OSA student chapter at NSU.[[BR]]Research interests of Dr. Noginov include Random Lasers, Nanoplasmonics,[[BR]]Solid-State Laser Materials, and Nonlinear Optics.