Alexander A. Karabutov is the founder and the current head of the laboratory.

Doctor of Science (1998), Professor (ILC of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University).
Laureate of the Leninist Komsomol Prize (1984) and the Lomonosov Prize (1991).
Current member of the Russian Acoustical Society and SPIE.
Author of more than 250 publications, 5 books and 15 patents.