Mikhail Itkis is an Adjunct Professor in the College of Engineering and Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Riverside. He is an author on more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, mostly in the field of nanotechnology, with overall number of citations exceeding 12,000, and h-index of 54. In 2011, he was recognized by Thomson Reuters as a world top 100 chemist of the past decade based on the high citation impact score for his publications. His research interests include physics, material science, electronic and photonic applications of low dimensional nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, organic molecular conductors, and charge density waves compounds. Dr. Itkis had earned a BS and MS degrees in Physics and Engineering from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia, and a Ph.D. in Physics from the Institute of Radio Engineering & Electronics, Russian Academy of Sciences, for his study of quasi-one-dimensional crystals with sliding charge density waves.