Stephen E. Russek obtained an A.B. in physics from Harvard University in 1980, spent two years working at AT&T Bell Laboratories researching advanced silicon devices, and then obtained a Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University in 1990 in superconducting devices. He currently leads the Imaging Physics Project in the Magnetic Imaging Group at NIST and codirects the MRI Biomarker Measurement Service. He is author/coauthor of over 250 peer-reviewed publications with over 10000 citations, has written several book chapters, has three patents, and is a fellow of the American Physical Society. He is a recipient of the Department of Commerce bronze, silver, and gold medals, and Ron Brown award for his work on neuromorphic technology, spintronics and spin oscillators, MRI phantoms, and quantitative medical imaging. He is the recipient of the Colorado CO-Labs award for high impact research. He has been the supervisor for over 25 undergraduate/graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. He is a senior member of IEEE, and an active member of the medical physics group in American Physical Society, the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and the Radiological Society of North America.