John Dudley received his PhD degree from the University of Auckland in 1992. Since 2000 John Dudley is studying nonlinear propagation and supercontinuum generation in highly nonlinear and photonic crystal fibers (PCF). Today John Dudley works as a physics professor at the CNRS Research Institute FEMTO-ST in Besancon, France. He heads the Optoelectronics and Photonics research group. His research covers ultrafast optics, supercontinuum generation and the science of rogue waves. Professor has published over 500 contributions in journals and conference proceedings and delivered over 120 invited talks at major conferences.
John Dudley is committed to education and the public communication of science at the international level. He is an active member of several scientific societies and boards. Also, a professor was one of the scientists who initiated and led the project to preserve and make publicly available Richard Feynman’s lectures on quantum electrodynamics, which are now available online.
He was named a member of the Institut Universitaire de France in 2005 and elected a Fellow of the Optical Society of America in 2007. He was an IEEE LEOS Distinguished Lecturer for the period 2008-2010 and is Past Chair of the Quantum Electronics and Optics Division of the European Physical Society. In 2009, he was awarded the Grand Prix de l’Electronique Général Ferrié from the Société des Electriciens et Electroniciens (SEE). He is currently a Deputy Editor of the OSA journal Optics Express, and he participates in OSA and SPIE Travelling Lecturer programmes. He was elected as a Fellow of the IEEE in 2011 and a Fellow of the European Optical Society in 2012. Currently, John Dudley is co-laureate of a European Research Council Advanced Grant with Professor Frederic Dias of UCD Dublin to study the physics of extreme waves in optics and hydrodynamics.
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