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William N. Plick

Assistant Professor, Joint Appointment in School of Engineering, Electro-Optics and Photonics

Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: Physics


Email: William Plick
Phone: 937-229-2219
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  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2010
  • B.S., Connecticut College, 2004


Bill Plick earned his Ph.D. in 2010 at Louisiana State University and was mentored by Jonathan Dowling. He then completed two post-doctoral research positions. First, in Austria at the Institute for quantum Optics and Quantum Information, and second, in France for CNRS. In 2016 he joined the faculty at the University of Dayton where he remains active in research in Quantum Optics and Quantum Foundations.

Research Interests

  • Quantum Foundations and Tests of Realism in Quantum Theory
  • Quantum Optical Metrology and Devices
  • Complex Spatial Modes of Light and Orbital Angular Mometum