Igor Sokolov received his B.S. in physics from St. Petersburg State University and Ph.D. from D.I. Mendeleev Central Institute for Metrology, both in Russia. Sokolov worked as a research associate at the University of Toronto. In 2000 he joined Clarkson University, where he achieved the title of full professor and served as director of the Nanoengineering and Biotechnology Laboratories Center. He is now professor at Tufts University, with 180+ referred papers, including publications in elite journals like Nature, Nature Nanotechnology, PRL, PNAS, Advanced Materials, Materials Today, etc. He has 21 patents issued and pending. His research interests are in Engineering for Health, which includes the development of novel imaging modalities of physical and mechanical properties at the nanoscale and the development of nanomaterials, optical nanosensors, drug carriers. Dr. Sokolov has 24 years of experience in machine learling and 34 years in atomic force microscopy.