Igor Meglinski obtained MSc in Laser Physics (1992) from the Saratov State University (Russia), and PhD degree in Biophysics/Biomedical Optics (1997) at the interface between the Saratov State University and the University of Pennsylvania (USA), studying under the supervision of Professor Valery Tuchin and Professor Britton Chance (known as “a father of modern biophysics and biomedical optics”). After a short period of research fellow in Electro-Optics Technology Centre at Tufts University (USA) and in School of Physics at the University of Exeter (UK), he became a Lecturer and Director of Laboratory of Biomedical Optical Diagnostics in School of Engineering at Cranfield University (UK) in 2001, and a Head of Bio-Photonics & Optical Diagnostics in the Cranfield’s School of Health in 2007. He has been invited by the University of Otago to develop Biophotonics research activities in New Zealand. Since 2009 he is a Head of Bio-Photonics and Biomedical Imaging at the Department of Physics, University of Otago (New Zealand). Since 2014 he is Professor and Head of the Opto-Electronics and Measurement Techniques Laboratory in the University of Oulu (Finland). His research interests lie at the interface between physics, biomedical engineering, medicine and life sciences, focusing on the development of new non-invasive imaging/diagnostic techniques and their application in medicine & biology, material sciences, pharmacy, food, environmental monitoring, and health care industries. He is author and co-author over 200 research papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, proceedings of international conferences and book chapters, and over 400 presentations at the major international conferences and symposia, including about 200 invited lectures and plenary talks. He is the Node Leader in Biophotonics4Life Worldwide Consortium (BP4L), Fellow of Institute of Physics (London, UK) and Fellow of SPIE – the International Society for Optics and Photonics.