Dmitriy received his B.S. in Physics from the Belarusian State University in Minsk, Belarus in 2009. His undergraduate thesis focused on Bessel beam propagation in anisotropic crystals. Upon graduation and through the summer of 2012, Dmitriy worked at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, where he was studying diode-pumped continuous-wave (CW) Raman lasers. In the fall of 2010 and the fall of 2011, he worked as a visiting research fellow at ELETTRA Synchrotron in Trieste, Italy, where, while continuing his studies of CW Raman lasers, he took part in a bigger project characterizing the stability of the timing system of the free electron laser. Dmitriy started his PhD program at the University of Colorado – Boulder in 2012 and joined the KM group in the summer of 2013. His research interests involve imaging and ultrafast optics and magnetics. In his free time Dmitriy enjoys skiing, diving, and tennis. Dmitriy thinks that Boulder is a unique environment for both work and recreation.