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John M. Dudley

Originally from Otahuhu in New Zealand, John Dudley received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Auckland in 1987 and 1992, respectively. In 1992 and 1993, he carried out postdoctoral research at the University of St Andrews in Scotland before taking a lecturing position in 1994 at the University of Auckland. In 2000, he was appointed Professor at the University of Franche-Comté in Besançon, France. He was named a member of the Institut Universitaire de France in 2005 and was elected a Fellow of the Optical Society of America in 2007. In 2009, he initiated the International Year of Light & Light-based Technologies 2015 and was involved with its implementation until the final report. His work continues with UNESCO and the International Day of Light.

He is the author of over 100 major research papers, and has presented numerous invited talks at major international conferences, workshops, and summer schools. He has received a number of awards, including the IXCore Fondation pour La Recherche Prize (2009), the Grand Prix de l'Electronique Général FERRIÉ of the Société des Electriciens et Electroniciens (2009), the Médaille d'Argent of the national French research agency CNRS (2013), the SPIE President's Award (2014), the OSA Hopkins Leadership Award (2015), the Institute of Physics (IOP) President's Medal (2016), and the American Physical Society Dwight Nicholson Medal for Outreach (2017). He is a Fellow of EOS, OSA, and IEEE. He is also recipient of four honorary degrees. In 2019, he was awarded the Harold E. Edgerton Award of SPIE recognizing his contributions to ultrashort pulse measurements in nonlinear fiber optics.

Document Created: 19 Dec 2019
Last Updated: 31 Dec 2019