V. Chegel is head of Plasmonics group at the V.E. Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor Physics (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine) and a professor at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine. He received his MSc in physical engineering from East Ukrainian University and in integral and functional microelectronics from Kyiv State University, and his PhD and DSc in physics and mathematics from V.E. Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor Physics. His research interests include plasmonics, nanotechnology, material science, biological and chemical sensors, and design of optoelectronic devices. He has worked in 17 scientific laboratories around the world and authored or coauthored over 200 research papers.