Azriel Genack is Distinguished Professor of Physics at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He received his B.A. and Ph.D. (1973) degrees from Columbia University. He served as a postdoc at the City College of CUNY and at the IBM Research Laboratory in San Jose, California. He joined the faculty of Queens College in 1984 after seven years at the Exxon Research and Engineering Lab in Clinton, New Jersey. In 1999, he co-founded Chiral Photonics, Inc., of Pine Brook, New Jersey. His recent work treats microwave and optical propagation, localization and lasing in random and periodic media, band-edge lasing and photonics of planar and fiber chiral structures and adiabatically microformed optical fiber tapers.