William A. van Wijngaarden
William van Wijngaarden has completed his in 1986 from Princeton University. After spending a year as a research associate at Yale University, he joined the faculty at York University in 1988. Currently, he is working as a Professor of physics at York University. He is the recipient of several scholarships and awards, including the University of Windsor's Board of Governor's Medal, the 1967 NSERC Graduate Scholarship, the Joseph Henry Scholarship from Princeton University and a considerable number of sizable research grants. Recently, he was chosen to be a member of the NSERC General Physics Grant Selection Committee.
Research interests include a variety of topics in pure and applied physics, such as laser isotope separation, laser cooling, atom trapping, and environmental monitoring of pollutants, electromagnetically induced transparency for use in optical switching.