Pierre CHAVEL was born in Strasbourg, France, in 1950. He graduated in Physics from Universite Paris-Sud, Orsay, with a Doctor of Science in 1979. Since 1972 he has been a research scientist at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), working at Institut d Optique - Graduate School, Palaiseau. He is presently the Director of Laboratoire Charles Fabry de l Institut d Optique (1998-) and the head of the Optical Systems and Components group (2005-) of that laboratory. From 2000 to 2002, he served as the coordinator for establishing a National Centre for Technological Research (CNRT) in Optics in the southern Paris area, now the research component of the Paris area “Opticsvalley”. He was a visiting scientist at the Image Processing Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles during 1979-1980. He is a Xiing Sheng Chern Visiting Professor at the Institute of Modern Optics / State Key Laboratory for Optoelectronics Information Science and Technology, Nankai University, Tianjin, China 2007-). His research interests include subwavelength diffractive optics, digital image processing, optical coherence, speckle and optoelectronic computing. His publications include some 100 articles in refereed journals and 10 patents and he edited or co-edited several books. He has taught courses on physical optics, coherence, geometrical optics, optics in computing, speckle, Fourier analysis and Fourier optics at Institut d'Optique and other institutions. Pierre Chavel served as the Secretary of the International Commission for Optics, 1990-2002, and a General Chair of the CLEO Europe event in 2003. He served as a Topical Editor for the Optical Society of America journal Applied Optics, 1990-1997. He is the coordinator of the French series of optics summer school (1989-).
Biography Updated on 24 May 2009