Dr. Ivan Chapalo received the Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2011 and 2017 correspondingly. He conducted his postdoctoral research at the Radiophysics Department, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in 2017-2020 and at the Department of Electromagnetism and Telecommunication, University of Mons in 2020-2023. Dr. Ivan Chapalo joined IESL-FORTH as a postdoctoral researcher in July 2023. He is a co-author of 30+ publications, and he is a winner of a number grants and scholarships. His professional and research interests are fiber optic sensors, multimode optical fibers and sensors, fiber Bragg gratings, polymer optical fibers, LabVIEW programming.