Prof. dr hab. Valeri Mikhnev graduated from Belarusian State University, Faculty of Radio Physics in 1979. He received Candidate of Science (PhD) degree in 1986 and D.Sc. degree in 2003 from the Institute of Applied Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. In 1979-2011, he was researcher, then Head of the Laboratory of Microwave Methods for Nondestructive Testing in the Institute of Applied Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk. In 2011-2013, Dr. V. Mikhnev worked as a researcher at Aalto University in Finland where he studied advanced methods of microwave imaging, subsurface radar signal processing and ultra-wideband microwave antennas. In 2014-2019, he was a visiting scientist at the University of Oulu in Finland being engaged in the development of methods of pulsed terahertz imaging and measurement techniques based on quasi-optical beam guides and dielectric waveguides. From January 2020, Dr. V. Mikhnev joined CENTERA Project in Warsaw. His research interests include millimeter-wave methods for nondestructive testing and imaging, free-space measurements of dielectric materials and inverse problems.