Jean-Pierre Goure was Professor of optics at Jean Monnet University in Saint-Etienne, France and director of the UMR 5516 laboratory linked with CNRS. Author of more than one hundred publications in several fields such as spectroscopy, instrumentation, sensors, optical fiber and optical communications, he has been deputy director in engineering science at CNRS and member of several scientific associations such as the French Optical Society and the European Optical Society.