Richard Viskup was born in former Czechoslovakia in 1977, in the city of Bratislava, nowadays capital of Slovak Republic. He obtained his master degree MSc. in plasma physics, doctor in natural science RnDr. in physics, and scientific - academic degree doctor of philosophy PhD. in laser plasma physics from Comenius University in Bratislava. He received his postgraduate research degree MPhil. in photonics from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland, UK and engineering doctorate Dr.Eng. in applied physics from Johannes Kepler University Linz in Austria. His current research is related to exhaust emissions and diagnostics, development of new measurement technique for particulate matter and soot emissions characterisations, analytical measurement of emissions from vehicles, spectroscopy, major and trace element detection in different materials. His research and interests are oriented in wide directions from physics, applied physics, material science and analysis, radiation physics, photonics and lasers, ultrafast lasers, high power lasers, radiation and particle emission from plasma, accelerators, particle acceleration, laser induced plasma processes, to analytical techniques in laser spectroscopy, optical emission spectroscopy, atomic and molecular spectroscopy and plasma spectroscopy.