Dimo I. Uzunov was born in 1950, in Zlatograd, Bulgaria. He graduated from the Physics Faculty of St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia in 1974. He received his Ph.D. degree in Physics in 1981 and the Doctor of Physical Sciences degree in 1988. For many years he worked as a Research Fellow and Professor at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Sofia). His research is in the broad area of condensed matter theory, statistical physics, superconductivity, magnetism, phase transitions, and critical phenomena. Professor Uzunov was a teacher and research adviser of a number of under- and post-graduate students, and young researchers. He has carried out a great number of remarkable international collaborations.