Dr Mikhail Grishin joined Ekspla Ltd in 2000 as R&D program manager and since 2007 with the Institute of Physics, Vilnius as junior research fellow. He obtained MSc in Laser Physics at Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute in 1983 and PhD in Laser Physics at the Institute of Physics and Vilnius University in 2011. Previously, he worked as a research engineer at the Institute of Radio Equipment, Lithuania and a research associate at the Industrial Laser Center, Russia. Mikhail was a founder and MD of laser development company in Lithuania. His scientific interests presently include solid-state lasers and amplifiers, laser dynamics and ultra-short pulses.