Mark I. Stockman received his Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees from institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Currently he is Professor of Physics at Georgia State University in the US. He also served as a Distinguished Professor at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, and Ecole Supérieure de Physique and de Chimie Industrielle, both in France, and as a Guest Professor at the University of Stuttgart, at Max-Plank-Institute for Quantum Optics, and at Ludwig Maximilian University, all in Germany. A major direction of his research is theoretical nanoplasmonics, especially the theory of ultrafast and nonlinear nanoscale optical phenomena. He is a co-inventor of the SPASER (nanoplasmonic laser) and an author of 160 major research papers, and has presented many invited and keynote talks at major international conferences. He has taught courses on nanoplasmonics and related topics at major international meetings and scientific institutions in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. In 2008 he was recognized as an Outstanding Referee by the American Physical Society.