Dr. Reis is currently a professor in the Department of Applied Physics at Stanford University (USA) and the director of PULSE Institute for ultrafast science at SLAC National Laboratory (USA). He earned his Ph.D. from University of Rochester. His research interests include ultrafast processes in the solid state and fundamental light-matter interactions. He lead investigation of nonequilibrium dynamics in solids with atomic level spatial and temporal resolution, using ultrafast optical laser and x-ray sources, as well as ultrafast x-ray lasers such as the Linac Coherent Light Source x-ray free-electron laser at SLAC. He is one of the pioneers in the research concerning high harmonic generation in solids.