Dr. David Villeneuve

 

- Ottawa, Ontario

 Dr. David Villeneuve

Dr. David Villeneuve was presented with the 2016 Quantum Electronics Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers for his outstanding technical contributions to quantum electronics. Dr. Villeneuve is one of the NRC's pioneers of attosecond science in which pulses of light from a laser measured in quintillionths of a second are used to see and potentially control the movement of electrons within atoms and molecules. Dr. Villeneuve was also a key player in establishing the Joint NRC-University of Ottawa Attosecond Science Laboratory (JASlab), a unique facility that continues to attract top talent in ultrafast physics from around the world to Ottawa.