Editor Name: Mario F. S. Ferreira
University: University of Aveiro
Mário F. S. Ferreira was born in Ovar, Portugal. He graduated in Physics from the University of Porto, Portugal, and he received the Ph.D. degree in Physics in 1992 from the University of Aveiro, Portugal, where he is now a Professor at the Physics Department. Between 1990 and 1991 he was at the University of Essex, UK, performing experimental work on external cavity semiconductor lasers and nonlinear optical fiber amplifiers. He is actually the leader of the Optics and Optoelectronics Group of the I3N – Institute of Nanostructures, Nanomodelling and Nanofabrication. He has written about 350 scientific journal and conference publications, and several books, namely: “Optics and Photonics” (Lidel, 2003, in Portuguese), “Topics om Mathematical Physics” (Editora Ciência Moderna, 2016, Brazil, in Portuguese), “Optical Fibers: Technology, Communications and recent Advances” (Ed., NOVA Science Publishers, 2016), and “Nonlinear Effects in Optical Fibers” (John Wiley & Sons, OSA, 2011). He is a Senior Member of the Optical Society of America (OSA), SPIE - The International Society for Optical and Photonics, IEEE, and the Portuguese Physical Society. He served in various committees of the OSA, SPIE, and IASTED. He has been a General Chair of the Advanced Photonics Congress (OSA) since 2010 until now and served in the technical committees of many other international conferences, He has been a reviewer of several scientific journals in the area of optics and optoelectronics. He is presently an Associate Editor of “Optical Fiber Technology- Materials, Devices, and Systems” (Elsevier) and a member of the Advisory Board of “Fiber and Integrated Optics” (Taylor & Francis), “Nonlinear Optics, Quantum Optics” (Old City Publishing, Inc.), “Research Letters in Optics”, and “International Journal of Optics” (Hindawi Publishing Corporation). He was the Guest Editor of two Special Issues of “Fiber and Integrated Optics”: one published in 2005, dedicated exclusively to the fiber and integrated optics activity carried out in Portugal, and another in 2015, under the topic “Nonlinear Fiber Optics”.