Yves Bellouard elected Optica Fellow

© Alain Herzog

© Alain Herzog

Professor Yves Bellouard, head of the Galatea Laboratory at EPFL’s School of Engineering, has been elected a Fellow Member of the Optical Society (Optica) at the Society’s recent Board of Directors meeting.

Yves Bellouard © Alain Herzog

He is being honored specifically "for pioneering work on the fundamental understanding of non-ablative femtosecond laser interaction and processes enabling advanced materials manufacturing and microtechnologies".

Fellow membership in Optica (formerly OSA) is limited to no more than ten percent of the membership, and is reserved for members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics. The election process is highly competitive. Candidates are recommended by the Fellow Members Committee and then submitted for review and approval by the Optica Awards Council and Optica Board of Directors.

Founded in 1916, the society is the leading professional association in optics and photonics, home to accomplished science, engineering, and business leaders from all over the world. Through world-renowned publications, meetings, and membership programs, Optica provides quality information and inspiring interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts that power achievements in the science of light.