Dr. Anton Nikiforov received the PhD degree in 2004 in the field of Physical Chemistry from the Russian Academy of Sciences. From year 2009 he works in Ghent University, the Department of Applied Physics, Research Unit of Plasma Technology (RUPT). Main research activity of Dr. A. Nikiforov is essentially experimental work that focuses on the physics, engineering and applications of non-equilibrium (“cold”) atmospheric pressure plasmas. On-going physical studies bear on plasma-surface interactions, on plasmas in liquids and on the advanced diagnostics in non-equilibrium discharges. His current research interests include plasma diagnostics and laser spectroscopy; plasma engineering of biomaterials and plasma-surface interactions.