Prof. Ion N. Mihailescu, Senior Scientific Researcher, 1st degree, Laser-Surface-Plasma Interactions Laboratory, Lasers Department from National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, received one of the most important awards in Optics at international level, he was elected "FELLOW OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY (OSA) for outstanding contributions to the field of Optics of high pulsed energy laser radiation, with groundbreaking applications in nano-biomedicine, chemistry, and metalurgy".

Prof. Mihailescu has developed an extremely prolific career in Optics. To date, he has published 467 peer-review articles, 195 works papers, 23 books and monographs, 12 patents, which sum up 7700 citations and h = 40 (Google Scholar). Besides his scientific contributions, Professor Mihailescu has up to date 40+ doctoral theses, taught a large number of courses and laboratories at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Bucharest and he has generously devoted his time to create books and study materials for the scientific community. For example, "Laser heating of metals" by Konov, Ursu, and Mihailescu has become a classic reference in the field, with 333 citations to date.
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