Vadim Glebovsky is a senior scientist at the Institute of Solid State Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences in Chernogolovka, Moscow district, Russia. He graduated from the Baikov Institute for Metallurgy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, where he successively worked as the Head of the Materials Science Department for about 40 years. Periodically, he stayed for the scientific studies at the Max-Planck-Institutes fuer Metallforschung in Stuttgart and the Technical University in Eindhoven. His researches span various areas of the physical metallurgy of high-purity refractory metals and alloys. In particular, he is interested in both theory and practice of growing single crystals and bicrystals of transition metals, studying the crystallographically related surface properties of high-purity refractory metals of 4, 5 and 6 groups of the Periodic Table. He is an expert in the electron-beam floating zone melting technique as well as in various techniques for high-temperature processing single-crystalline and polycrystalline high-purity refractory metals and alloys. Professor Glebovsky is an author of over 300 research publications, 75 patents and several monographs on levitation melting, single crystals growing and other subjects of materials science.