Michel Campillo received his Ph.D in 1982 and the Doctorat d’état in 1986. He is currently Professor at the Université Grenoble Alpes, France. He is a fine researcher with a worldwide reputation from his seismological innovation. He received the Prix Jaffé from the French Academy of Sciences, 2005. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and delivered the 2008 Gutenberg Lecture at the AGU Fall Meeting. He is also an excellent teacher and advisor who generously shares his knowledge and ideas with young colleagues, students, and postdoctoral fellows. Campillo’s work has covered many different aspects of seismology from the behaviour of regional seismic phases, the nature of seismic sources, and the exploitation of seismic coda waves and ambient seismic noise.