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. As a multi-visiting Professor at the Technical University, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, from 1992 to 2002, together with Prof. H.H. Brongersma and his students, Prof. Vadim Glebovsky studied the bulk and surface processes on single crystals of W and Mo by Low-Energy Ion Scattering. In the period 1994-1995 he visited the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories (Livermore, California, USA), where, together with Dr. M. Campbell, studied bicrystals of high-purity Mo. At the Max-Planck-Institutes fuer Metalforschung (Stuttgart, Germany), together with Prof. H. Fischmeister and Dr. P. Gumbsch, Prof. Vadim Glebovsky studied the cleavage fracture and BDT in W single crystals (1995), and later on, also in this institute, together with Dr. D. Brunner, studied the plastic properties of high-purity W single crystals (1998). 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. Nowadays, scientific interests of Prof. Vadim Glebovsky extends from some aspects of application his high purity refractory metals and compounds as the effective diffusion barrier layers in Very-Large-Scale Intergration (VLSI) to a new generation of high-sensitivity detectors made of low-radioactivity Ti for registration of the “Dark Matter” particles. Prof. Vadim Glebovsky has published more than 320 scientific articles and patents, 1 book in Russian on levitation melting, 5 chapters and has edited 3 books on various aspects of functional materials.