Leonid Glebov got his Ph.D. in Physics (major in Optics) from State Optical Institute, Leningrad, Russia (1976). He has been affiliated with this institute up to 1995 holding different positions in research and management. Since 1995, Dr. Glebov has been at CREOL/ The College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida as a Research Professor. He has published a book and more than 390 papers in scientific journals and holds 10 US patents. He is a member of Organizing and Program Committees for a number of International Conferences. Dr. Glebov is a highly ranked scientist, fellow of the major societies in optics and photonics. The main directions of his research are optical properties of glasses, volume holographic optical elements in photosensitive glasses, semiconductor, solid state and fiber lasers controlled by volume Bragg gratings. Dr. Glebov is a founder of OptiGrate Corporation and is a VP for R&D.
Dr. Glebov is a member of the International Society for Optical Engineering, a fellow since 2009 and he received the Denise Gabor Award in holography in 2008. He is a member and fellow of The American Ceramic Society, Optical Society of America and the National Academy of Inventors.