Marin Soljačić is a Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He was an undergraduate at MIT, and he did his Ph.D. at Princeton University. His research interests are in electromagnetic phenomena and AI. He is the recipient of the Adolph Lomb medal from the Optical Society of America (2005) and the TR35 award of the Technology Review magazine (2006). In 2008, he was awarded a MacArthur fellowship “genius” grant. In 2011, he became a Young Global Leader (YGL) of the World Economic Forum. In 2014, he was awarded the Blavatnik National Award.