Prof. Igor K. Meshkovskiy is an eminent scientist and researcher in optical materials, a groundbreaker in the new scientific field – microcomposition matrix materials. He was the scientific supervisor of the Russian regional program “Fiber”, which has been resulted in the first production of quartz optical fibers in the USSR. Following the initiative of Dr. I.K. Meshkovskiy, in 1982 for the first time in the USSR, in the ITMO University has started training the engineers, optometrists, engineers in Fiber and Integrated Optics. In 1998, Prof. I. K. Meshkovskiy has started training engineers in the ITMO University in Physics and Technology of Optical Communications