Ricardas has completed his PhD at Swinburne University in Nanophotonics, Master in Laser Technology and Bachelor in Computational Physics at Vilnius University, Lithuania.

Ricardas has an extensive knowledge in laser fabrication particularly in ultrashort pulse laser micro-nano-fabrication (over 800 citations in the field), optical sensing including surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy, optical and laser system design including micromachining and microscope systems. Ricardas joined Lastek in 2013 to promote ultrashort pulse lasers, systems and related applications. He is a factory trained engineer for Light Conversion, Workshop of Photonics and Femtika products. Additionally, Ricardas helps to support super-resolution STED optical microscopes from Abberior Instruments and light sheet microscopes from Lavision Biotech.