Vladimir I. Gavrilenko is a founder and chief executive officer of Vlexco LLC, an engineering consultancy focused on optical, electrical, nanotechnological, and materials engineering initiatives. He received his MS from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine, and his PhD and DSc (habilitation) from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. His academic and research background is based on computational materials science and optics of surfaces and interfaces. Dr. Gavrilenko has extensive experience in industry and academia. For several decades, he taught graduate university courses in materials science and optics of materials. He has authored and coauthored more than 140 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, 2 books, and 7 book chapters.