Igor Shishkovsky is a leading researcher in PN Lebedev Physical Institute (LPI) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Samara Branch. His research and teaching focuses on the powder-bed fusion methods and net-shape fabrication of engineering materials via laser sintering techniques in the Russian Federation (RF). Shishkovsky is credited with significant developments in the additive manufacturing technologies. His book, Laser Synthesis of Functional Mesostructures and 3D Parts, is the first published and the most cited reference in the field of RF. Shishkovsky has published more than 250 articles, 8 patents, and 7 books in this field.