Professor Rashid Ganeev for a long time carrying out the systematic studies of the laser-surface interactions. The nonlinear optical parameters (nonlinear refractive indices, nonlinear susceptibilities, multi-photon and saturated absorption coefficients, etc) of various materials, x-ray lasers, nanoripples fabrication, laser rangefinders, laser welding, and hardening of metals, nonlinear optical methods of low-order harmonics generation in various media and other topics are among his scientific interests. He has established his methods to perform high-order harmonic generation in the laser ablation plumes from a solid target through the collaboration with a number of leading laboratories in Japan, Canada, India, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, etc. Rashid Ganeev has published several books related with the optical sciences. He is a first co-author of most of his 260 publications in peer-reviewed journals. In 2002, the International Commission for Optics awarded him the ICO Galileo Galilei Award for the contribution in the nonlinear optics. In 2011, he was awarded the Khwarizmi International Award. In 2008, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) elected him a Fellow of TWAS.