Gerard Mourou

Permanent employment and position
Institut de Lumiere Extreme, Paris, Director
Position at ELSA
Head of the project, Scientific supervisor

Name: Mourou, Gerard Albert Louis

Citizenship: France, USA

Academic qualifications: PhD, Professor

Research interests: Superintense laser physics

Basic scientific achievements:

Author of Chirped Pulse Amplification that is still one of the basic techniques in laser physics

Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Member of the US National Academy of Engineering

Member of the Austrian National Science Academy

Member of the Istituto Lombardo Accademia di Scienze e lettere, Italy

Fellow of the Optical Society of America

IEEE Fellow

2009 Charles H. Townes Award from the Optical Society of America

2007 Grand Prix Carnot from the French National Academy.

2005 Lamb Medal in Physics of Quantum Electronics

2004  Chaire d’ Excellence from the French Minister of Research

2004 Quantum Electronic Award from IEEE-LEOS

1999 D. Sarnoff Award from IEEE

1997 H. Edgerton Award from the SPIE

1995 R. W. Wood Prize, from OSA.