Vladimir M. Shalaev, the Robert and Anne Burnett Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, specializes in nanophotonicsand plasmonicnanomaterials. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America. He earned a doctoral degree in physics and mathematics in 1983 and a master’s degree in physics, with highest distinction, in 1979, both from the Krasnoyarsk State University in Russia. Shalaev, who came to Purdue in 2001, was the George W. Gardiner Professor of Physics at New Mexico State University. He previously taughtand conducted researchat the Krasnoyarsk State University and University of Toronto. Shalaevalso was a Humboldt Foundation Fellow at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. He authored and edited 4 books, published 14 invited book chapters, and over 200 research papers. Dr. Shalaevis a co-editor of the Elsevier Book series “Advances in Nano-Optic Nano-Photonics,“co-editor of Applied Physics B -Lasers and Optics, editor of J. of Optical Society of America, andachair of a topical group “Photonic Metamaterials” of the OSA.