Marincan D. Pardede was born in Lumbanlobu-North Tapanuli of North Sumatera Prefecture of Indonesia on December, 29, 1971. He completed his BSc degree in Physics from North Sumatera University in 1995. In 1998, he joined the graduate program in Opto-Electrotechniques and Laser Applications, Faculty of Engineering, University of Indonesia. He got his doctorate degree under the guidance of Tjia May On, Kiichiro Kagawa and Hendrik Kurniawan in 2002 with a cumlaude judicium. He works for Pelita Harapan University as a permanent lecturer, and as a voluntary researcher for M3RC (MMM Research Center).