Mark Dykman received his Ph.D. in physics in 1973 and higher doctorate in 1985 in the USSR, where he worked from 1972 to 1991. He then moved to the US and worked at Stanford from 1992 to 1994. In 1995 he assumed a faculty position at Michigan State University. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. His research has focused on fluctuation phenomena far from thermal equilibrium, transport in correlated electron systems, nonlinear vibrations, nonlinear optics of solids, and quantum information.