Miguel A. Alonso received the degree of Engineer in Physics from the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana in Mexico City and the PhD degree in Optics from the Institute of Optics, University of Rochester. In 2003, he joined the faculty of the Institute of Optics. He has been Associate Editor and Deputy Editor for Optics Express, Chair of Spotlight on Optics, and currently serves as Associate Editor for Optica. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.
Professor Alonso's research is on mathematical aspects of wave propagation, in particular on the description and applications of beams with structured intensity and polarization distributions, optical coherence, and the connection between the ray and wave models of light.