Leonid B. Glebov is a research professor in the Photoinduced Processing Laboratory at the University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL). He earned his Ph.D. in Physics (major in Optics) from the State Optical Institute (SOI), Leningrad, Russia in 1976. He was affiliated with this institute until 1995, and held various positions in research and scientific management. After his tenure at SOI, Glebov joined the University of Central Florida School of Optics/CREOL.
Glebov has published one book, 190+ papers in scientific journals and holds more than 16 patents (15+ Russian and 1 US). The main directions of his research are optical properties of glasses, photosensitive glasses for hologram recording, nonlinear phenomena including laser-induced damage, holographic optical elements. He is a Fellow of SPIE, OSA, and ACS, and in 2008 he received the Dennis Gabor Award from SPIE, in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments in diffractive wavefront technologies.