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