Eugene Oks received his Ph.D. from the Moscow Institute of Science and Technology, and later the highest degree of Doctor of Sciences from the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. Worked in Moscow (USSR) as the head of a research unit (Center for Studying Surfaces and Vacuum), then – at Ruhr-University-Bochum (Germany) as the invited professor, and for the last 26 years – at the Physics Department of the Auburn University (USA) in the position of Professor. His research areas: atomic/molecular physics, plasma physics, laser physics, nonlinear dynamics, astrophysics. Founded/co-founded and developed new research fields: intra-Stark spectroscopy, microwave “lasing” without inversion, quantum chaos. Developed a large number of advanced spectroscopic methods for diagnosing various laboratory and astrophysical plasmas. Published over 300 papers and 4 books. He is the Chief Editor of the journal “International Review of Atomic and Molecular Physics”, a member of the Editorial Boards of the two other journals (International Journal of Spectroscopy and Open Journal of Microphysics), a member of the International Program Committees of the two conferences (Spectral Line Shapes and Zvenigorod Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion).
Research interests include a variety of topics in Theoretical Atomic, Laser and Plasma Physics.