Prof. Dr. Jonas Žmuidzinas received his Ph. D. at the University of California in 1987. He was the Director of Micro-Devices Laboratory at Jet Propulsion Laboratory until 2016 and since 2018 is the Director of Caltech Optical Observatories. His research is focused on Submillimeter Astronomy and Instrumentation and his research group is involved in a wide variety of projects, including Herschel/HIFI, SOFIA, and of course the Caltech Submm Observatory (CSO) on Mauna Kea. He also contributed to the Voyager 1 space probe and was a student of Richard Feynman.