Igor V. Bondarev earned his MS (1989, Physics, with Honors) and PhD (1994, Theoretical Physics) degrees from the Belarusian State University in Minsk, Belarus. Dr. Bondarev earned his DSc degree (2001, Theoretical Solid State Physics) from the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Belarus in Minsk. (Doctor of Science in Physics and Mathematics is the Habilitation Degree which is normally awarded to less than one per cent of active former Soviet Union scientists having PhD.) In 1989-2005, Dr. Bondarev worked in the Theoretical Physics Laboratory of the Institute for Nuclear Problems at the Belarusian State University (last occupied position -- Principal Research Associate/Group Leader). At the same time, as Visiting Professor he performed his research in Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, Poland, and Japan, supported by DAAD (Germany), OSTC (Belgium), JSPS (Japan), and other highly competitive visiting professorship fellowships. Dr. Bondarev has authored and co-authored over 160 research articles, including one US patent and five book chapters in collective monographs published by Nova Science, Taylor & Francis, CRC Press and American Scientific, USA. His theories of the effective quadrupole interactions and optic phonon scattering of the positronium atom in dielectric crystals are confirmed by the Japanese experimentalists from the University of Tokyo (PRB67, 073104; PRB72, 012303). He presented his research at over 25 invited seminars and over 130 international symposia and conferences in research institutions in Europe, China, Japan, USA, and Canada. Dr. Bondarev is the recipient of the Presidential Young Investigator Award (Belarus, 1999-2001), NCCU College of Science & Technology Outstanding Faculty Research Award (2007), NCCU Faculty Senate Award for Scholarly Achievements (2007), NCCU College of Science & Technology Excellence in Research Award (2012), NCCU Office of Sponsored Research Award for Research & Technology Innovations (2012), and Research Grant Awards from the US National Science Foundation, the US Department of Energy, NASA, and the US Army Research Office. His current research interests are focused on the optoelectronic and sensory properties of semiconductor and carbon nanostructures, exciton/plasmon/polariton effects, efficient solar energy conversion with nanomaterials, and nanobiophotonics.