Prof. Vladimir I. Gavrilenko is at the Center for Materials Research and in the Department of Physics, of Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia. He received his MS degree from T. Shevchenko National University of Kiev (Ukraine), PhD, and D.Sc. (habilitation) from the Academy of Science of Ukraine. His background includes computational materials science and optics of surfaces and interfaces. V. Gavrilenko authored and coauthored more than 100 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journal, two books, and five book chapters. His current interests lie in linear and nonlinear optics of solid surfaces, organic-inorganic interfaces, and nanostructures.