Photonics pioneer Orazio Svelto to receive Julius Springer Prize in Munich

May 19, 2011
Munich, Germany—Italian laser and optics researcher Orazio Svelto will be recognized for his pioneering work in the field at Laser 2011 next week. Svelto will receive the Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics 2011 at a ceremony during the Laser World of Photonics Congress plenary on Tuesday morning.

Munich, Germany - Italian laser and optics researcher Orazio Svelto will be recognized for his pioneering work in the field at Laser 2011 next week. Svelto will receive the Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics 2011 at a ceremony during the Laser World of Photonics Congress plenary on Tuesday morning.

Svelto is an internationally renowned laser and photonics scientist and one of the worldwide leaders of the photonics community. His research includes the physics of laser resonators and techniques of mode selection, laser applications in biology and biomedicine, and physics of solid-state lasers, in particular ultrashort laser pulse generation.

Currently a Professor of Physics of Matter at the Polytechnic Institute of Milan, Svelto is also responsible for the Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnologies of the Italian National Research Council  Milan section. Svelto is a former member of the Laser Focus World editorial advisory board, and he currently serves on the Jury of the Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis, which is awarded biennially for advances in the field of laser technology.

Svelto has authored more than 200 scientific papers and holds three patents, he is also the recipient of several other awards, including the Quantum Electronics Prize of the European Physical Society and the Charles H. Townes Award of the OSA.

The Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics recognizes researchers who have made an outstanding and innovative contribution to the fields of applied physics. It has been awarded annually since 1998 by the Editors-in-Chief of the Springer journals Applied Physics A  Materials Science & Processing and Applied Physics B  Lasers and Optics.

Source: Springer

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Stephen G. Anderson | Director, Industry Development - SPIE

 Stephen Anderson is a photonics industry expert with an international background and has been actively involved with lasers and photonics for more than 30 years. As Director, Industry Development at SPIE – The international society for optics and photonics – he is responsible for tracking the photonics industry markets and technology to help define long-term strategy, while also facilitating development of SPIE’s industry activities. Before joining SPIE, Anderson was Associate Publisher and Editor in Chief of Laser Focus World and chaired the Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar. Anderson also co-founded the BioOptics World brand. Anderson holds a chemistry degree from the University of York and an Executive MBA from Golden Gate University.    

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