Dr. Alexander Banishev is a research associate at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (USA). He received PhD degree in Physics at Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia) in 2008. Before join to the University of Illinois, he was working at the University of California, Riverside. His primary research interests include optical and laser physic, light interaction with nano- and molecular materials, optical properties of materials under extreme conditions and precise measurements. He reviews articles for Optical Society of America journals.