Head of Additive Manufacturing Lab. at CDMM (Skoltech), Prof. Igor Shishkovsky received his PhD from the P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Moscow (1992) and Doctor of Science from the Institute of Structural Macrokinetics and Material Science of the RAS (ISMAN, Chernogolovka, Moscow region, 2005). In the period from 1993 to 2013 years, Prof. Shishkovsky held positions (Senior Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor) at Sam GTU, SamGU, and MGTU – Stankin. He was an Invited Professor in the Diagnostics and Imaging of Industrial Processes (DIPI) Laboratory at Ecole Nationale d’Ingenieurs de Saint Etienne (2006 – 07 & 2010 – 11, ENISE, France). He is a co-author of over 200 scientific papers, 10 books/chapters, and 8 patents devoted to additive manufacturing (powder bed fusion, direct energy deposition, 3D laser cladding, etc) and by laser treatment of materials. His current research interests are additive manufacturing of functional gradient parts, 4D printing, bio-fabrication of implants and scaffolds.