Dr. Yongfeng Lu is currently the Lott Distinguished Professor of Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). He has more than 20 years of experience in laser-based micro/nanoscale materials processing and characterization. His group has research projects funded by NSF, AFOSR, ONR, DTRA, DOE, DOT, NCESR, NRI, private companies, and other foundations in Japan, with research expenditures of $20 million in the past a few years. His research has led to a number of commercialization and product developments. He has authored or co-authored over 300 journal papers and 350 conference papers. He has been elected to SPIE fellow, LIA fellow, and OSA fellow. He served as the President of the Laser Institute of America in 2014. He has also served as chair and general chair for major international conferences in the field including the general congress chair for the International Congress of Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics in 2007 and 2008, and general co-chair for LASE in Photonics West 2014 and 2015.