Ognyan Ivanov graduated from the Physics Department of the Sofia University 'St. Kliment Ohridski”. He received his PhD degree from the Georgi Nadjakov Institute of Solid State Physics (ISSP), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he is currently employed. His research activity is in the area of electromagnetic interactions with solids and is concentrated on the creation of various methods for control of materials and processes, mainly in the field of quality control. The methods can be used for the control of solids, liquids and gases. Dr Ivanov is an author and co-author of 54 publications in scientific journals and books, including four invited papers, and he has participated in 26 international conferences. He has worked as a member or leader in 14 projects of ISSP with organizations outside of the Academy. Prof. Ivanov also teaches physics at the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia. He is a member of national and international scientific organizations, editorial boards and has also received awards at exhibitions for inventors and innovations.