Sergey Vasilyev is an expert in laser design, light-matter interactions, and applications of laser-based sources for spectroscopy. He co-authored more than 100 papers on these topics and has both industrial and academic experience. After graduating from Moscow State University, Dr. Vasilyev earned his Ph.D. through the Russian Academy of Sciences. Since 2011, he has been a Laser Scientist with IPG Photonics Southeast Technology Center. He and his colleagues at IPG Photonics Southeast Technology Center hold a number of world records in the field of ultrafast mid-infrared lasers and frequency combs.