Elmars Zarins was born in Riga, Latvia in 1985. He received his Mg. Chem. degree in 2010 at the Riga Technical University. At present, he is working towards his Ph. D. degree under the supervision of Dr. Chem. Prof. V. Kokars, at the Institute of Applied Chemistry of Riga Technical University. His research is focused on the development of new amorphous phase forming 4H-pyran-4-ylidene group containing compounds for potential applications in OLED\'s as light emitting layer and azobenzene group containing compounds for holographic data storage materials.