Graduated Theoretical Physics, Vilnius University, Lithuania, 1985. PhD in Physics, Vilnius University, 1989. Habilitation in Physics, Vilnius University, 2001. A.v. Humboldt fellow in Physikalisch-Technische Bundesantstalt (PTB) Braunschweig, Germany, 1991-1992. Senior research fellow in Braunschweig PTB and University of Hannover on nonlinear pattern formation in laser systems and Bose condensates 1993-2003. Since 2004 ICREA research professor in Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, head of research group (DONLL) on lasers, photonics and meta-photonics, nonlinear laser dynamics. Professional experience: around 250 articles in scientific journals with more than 7000 citations (h-factor 46); appr. 500 presentations in conferences (more than 100 invited ones); 4 patents, 2 monographs. Up to now directed (or currently directing) 20 PhD projects.