at the Central Laser Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the areas of time-resolved and steady-state Raman spectroscopy, nonlinear optics and high power lasers. He pioneered the Kerr gated method for the rejection of fluorescence from Raman spectra and the concept of Spatially Offset Raman Spectroscopy (SORS) developing it for a wide range of applications including non-invasive probing of biological tissues, security screening and pharmaceutical quality control. He published over 150 peer reviewed articles and filed 10 patents.Pavel's honours include 2009 Charles Mann Award for Applied Raman Spectroscopy from the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS), shared 2002 and 2006 Meggers Awards from the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS) and 2008 Measurement in Action Award from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Recently, he acted as the Chair of the Meggers Award Selection Committee of the SAS, the International Delegate of the Governing Board of the SAS and will serve as the Program Chair of FACSS 2011 (Reno, NV). He is also a member of the Editorial Board of Applied Spectroscopy. Pavel is presently a Fellow of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), a Visiting Professor of the University College London and a director of Cobalt Light Systems Ltd, a spinout company commercialising SORS technology.