Augusto Beléndez was born in Albacete, Spain, in 1963. Beléndez received his M.S. degree in physics and his Ph.D. degree in physics (summa cum laude) from the University of Valencia, Spain, in 1986 and 1990, respectively. He has taught applied physics for engineering students since 1986. In 1996, he became Full Professor of applied physics at the University of Alicante, Spain. He is mainly interested in holography, holographic recording materials, holographic optical elements, optical processing, nonlinear oscillations, and the teaching of physics and engineering. Under these areas he has publishd 225 technical papers in journals indexed in JCR and presented more than 330 papers in scientific conferences and congresses. Between 1993 and 2007, he was Head of the Department of Physics, Systems Engineering and Signal Theory at the University of Alicante, Spain, and in 2009 was appointed Head of the Research Institute of Physics Applied to Sciences and Technologies at the same university. He is a Member of the Board of Editors of the International Journal of Engineering Education, The Scientific World Journal (Optics), Advances in Optical Technologies, and the International Journal of Optics. He is a Fellow Member of the The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) and Senior Member of the Optical Society of America (OSA). He is also a Member of the Spanish Optical Society (SEDOPTICA), Royal Spanish Society of Physics (RSEF), and the European Optical Society (EOS). In 2015 has was awarded the Teaching and Dissemination of Physics within University Education prize given by the Spanish Royal Society of Physics (RSEF) and BBVA Bank Foundation (FBBVA) for significant commitment to education and contributions to the dissemination of physics.