Full Professor of Applied Physics at the University of Alicante (Spain) since 1996. Augusto Beléndez received his M.S. degree in physics and his Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Valencia (Spain) in 1986 and 1990, respectively. He has taught applied physics for engineering students since 1986. He is mainly interested in holography, holographic recording materials, holographic optical elements, optical processing, nonlinear oscillations, and the teaching of physics and engineering. He is a Fellow Member of the The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) and a Senior Member of the Optical Society of America (OSA). He is also a Member of the Spanish Optical Society (SEDOPTICA), Spanish Royal Physics Society (RSEF), and the European Optical Society (EOS). In 2015 he obtained the Prize for Teaching and Dissemination of Physics (Modality “University Teaching”) awarded by the RSEF and the BBVA Foundation. He is active in public outreach: he has published numerous articles in popular science journals, and in the media. In 2009 he started the blog “Física para tod@s” (http://blogs.ua.es/fisicateleco), and he has given some talks to general public on science.
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