Dr. Vakarelski obtained his M.S. in Physics from University of Sofia, Bulgaria and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Kyoto University, Japan. Dr. Vakarelski held research positions at the University of Florida, USA; Kyoto University, Japan; University of Melbourne, Australia, and ICES in Singapore, before moving to King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in 2010 as a senior researcher in the high-speed fluids imaging laboratory. His interests are in the areas of fluid dynamics, and colloidal and interface sciences. Dr. Vakarelski has authored about 70 journal publication including lead author in Nature, Sci. Adv., PNAS, and PRL.