David Villeneuve - Short Biography
David Villeneuve obtained a PhD in physics from the University of Waterloo in 1980. After a postdoc at the University of Rochester, he joined the National Research Council in Ottawa. He is currently head of the Attosecond Science Group at NRC, and the NRC head of the Joint Attosecond Science Laboratory (JASLab), a joint undertaking between NRC and the University of Ottawa. He has over 190 publications in refereed journals, is an adjunct professor of physics at the University of Ottawa, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, of the American Physical Society and of the Optical Society of America. His interests include the generation of attosecond-duration pulses, soft x-ray coherent imaging, high harmonic spectroscopy, and the study of atoms and molecules in intense laser fields.
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Joint Attosecond Science Laboratory
National Research Council and University of Ottawa
100 Sussex Drive
Ottawa ON K1A 0R6
B.Math - (University of Waterloo, 1975);
Ph.D - (University of Waterloo, 1980) in physics.
Awards and Memberships
IEEE Quantum Electronics Award 2016.
Thomson-Reuters Highly Cited Author 2014 for period 2004-2014
Fellow, Royal Society of Canada 2014.
Fellow, American Physical Society 2007.
Fellow, Optical Society of America 2011.
The Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Confederation, 1992.
Adjunct professor, Université du Québec (INRS-EMT), 1991--.
Adjunct professor, University of Ottawa, 2006--
Committees and Chairs
Ultrafast Phenomena Conference, Santa Fe (program committee) 2016
APS Rabi Prize Selection Committee, 2014
Ultrafast Dynamic Imaging of Matter Conference, Grindelwald Switzerland, March 2015 (program committee)
Ultrafast Phenomena Conference, Tokyo Japan (program committee) 2014
Attosecond Science Conference, Paris France (program committee) 2013
NSERC Appeal Advisor, 2013, 2014
Frontiers in Optics Laser Science Conference (FiO/LS), (General Co-Chair) 2012
Gordon Conference on Multiphoton Processes (conference chair) 2012
Dynamic Molecular Imaging Conference, Banff AB, July 2012 (conference chair)
Ultrafast Phenomena Conference, Lausanne Switzerland (program committee) 2012
CLEO/QELS Program Committee (Committee SC07 Chair) 2010
CLEO/QELS Program Committee (Committee SC07 Chair) 2011
NSERC Grant Evaluation Committee 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
NSERC Grant Evaluation Committee section chair 2011
Gordon Conference on Multiphoton Processes, vice-chair 2010
CLEO/QELS Program Committee 2008, co-chair 2009
Ultra-Intense Laser Interaction Science, scientific committee 2009
Ultrafast Dynamic Imaging of Matter, program committee 2009
International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy program committee, 2004
Photonics North 2004 Conference program committee, 2004
Technical design committee, Advanced Laser Light Source (ALLS), 2003-2006
Special editor of Applied Physics B, 2002
Chairman, CAP Division of Plasma Physics, 1991/92.
Referee for Nature, Science, Nature Physics, PRL….
National Research Council,
Group leader, Attosecond Science Program
1982 - 2006 -- National Research Council, Ottawa.
1980 - 1982 -- Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester NY.
h-index = 53 (ISI Web of Science, June 2016).
192 articles, 8900 citations. Research ID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/I-4140-2012
Science (4 papers), Nature (6), Nature Physics (5), Nature Photonics (3), Phys Rev Lett (47).
33 invited talks in past 5 years.
Thomson-Reuters Highly Cited Author 2014 for period 2004-2014 (1 of 144 physicists worldwide)
List of Publications
Recent Invited Talks
Symposium on Molecules and Laser Fields, St Sauveur QC, 4-6 February 2016.
Canada-Israel Workshop on Quantum and Photonic Technologies, Ottawa, 1-3 March 2016.
Symposium on Molecules and Laser Fields, Orford QC, 4-7 May 2016.
High-intensity laser interactions with fundamental quantum systems, Singapore, 10-13 May 2016.
Waseda University, Tokyo, Colloquium, 17 May 2016.
International Conference on X-ray Lasers, Nara Japan, 22-27 May 2016.
41st International Nathiagali Summer College, Islamabad Pakistan, 18-23 July 2016 (keynote, declined).
Brazil Physical Society annual meeting, Natal Brazil, 2-7 September 2016.
Symposium on Attosecond Photonics, Shanghai China, 16 November 2015 (plenary).
Atom 2015, Dresden Germany, 23 November 2015 (Declined).
Quantum Dynamics in Tailored Intense Fields, Hannover Germany, 30 November 2015 (declined).
Optics Frontiers CROF, Athens Greece, 13 July 2015
International Conference on Laser Ablation, Cairns Australia, 31 August 2015
Conference on Lasers and Electrooptics Pacific Rim (CLEO-PR), Busan Korea, August 2015
Gwangju Institute of Technology, Gwangju Korea, 24 August 2015
International Conference on Current Developments in Atomic, Molecular, Nano and Optical Physics (CDAMOP 2015), Delhi India, March 2015 (Declined)
International Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (Pacifichem 2015), Honolulu USA, December 2015
International Conference on Multiphoton Processes, Shanghai China, 7 December 2014 (declined)
Strong Field Physics and Ultrafast Phenomena, Zhangjiajie China, 31 October 2014
Extreme and Quantum Photonics Summer School, University of Ottawa, 23 June 2014
Free Electron Lasers and Attosecond Light Sources Conference, London UK, 1 July 2014
Gordon Research Conference on Multiphoton Processes, June 2014
Australian National University, Canberra, 28 January 2014
Swinburne University, Melbourne Australia, 3 February 2014
Griffith University, Brisbane Australia, 5 February 2014
Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Physics Symposium, Ottawa, 16 December 2013.
MOLEC Conference, Oxford UK, 10-13 September 2012 (plenary).
Super Intense Laser Atom Physics Conference, Suzhou China, 24-26 September 2012.
Laser Physics Conference, Calgary AB, 23-27 July 2012 (declined).
Laval Symposium on Ultrafast Laser Science, Quebec QC, 19-20 July 2012 (declined).
Optical Engineering and Science Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel, 9 March 2011.
Physics and Chemistry Colloquium, Technion, Haifa, Israel, 7 March 2011.
Physics Colloquium, Weizmann Institute, Israel, 6 March 2011.
Extreme Photonics Summer School, Ottawa Canada, 26-30 June 2011.
International Conference on Attosecond Physics, Sapporo Japan, 6-8 July 2011.
International Conference on Current Developments in Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Nano Physics, Delhi India, 14-16 December 2011.
CLEO Europe, Munich Germany, 22-27 May 2011.
Femtochemistry Conference, Madrid Spain, 10-15 July 2011 (declined
Canadian Association of Physicists, Toronto ON, 7-11 June 2010 (declined)
Advanced Laser Light Source User Workshop, Mont Gabriel QC, 19-22 February 2010
Second Workshop on High Harmonic Seeding for present and future short wavelength Free-Electron Lasers (FELs) , Lund, Sweden, 5-7 May 2010
CECAM Advances in Strong Field and Attosecond Physics, London UK, 23-25 June 2010
International Conference on Vacuum Ultraviolet and X-ray Physics, Vancouver BC, 11-16 July 2010 (invited/plenary)
International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy, Boston MA, 8-13 August 2010 (plenary)
Laser Physics, Barcelona, Spain, 13 July 2009
Gordon Conference on Quantum Control, Massachusetts, 3 August 2009.
Ultrafast Dynamic Imaging of Matter, Ischia, Italy, 30 April 2009
Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, Barcelona, Spain, 15 December 2008.
Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique, Saclay, France, 15 September 2008.
Imperial College, London, England, 19 September 2008.
National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China, university-wide seminar, 7 May 2008
National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China, departmental seminar, 8 May 2008
Novel Light Sources and Applications, 402nd Wilhelm und Else Heraeus Seminar, Obergurgl, Austria, 3-9 February 2008
Laser Physics Conference, Trondheim Norway, 30 June – 4 July 2008 (declined).
FOM Annual Meeting Physics@Veldhoven, Veldhoven NL, 23-24 January 2007.
University of Ottawa, Physics Department Colloquium, 15 February 2007.
American Physical Society, Annual Meeting, Tutorial Session, Denver CO, 4 March 2007.
Temple University, Chemistry and Physics Department joint colloquium, Philadelphia PA, 23 April 2007.
German Physical Society summer school, Bonn, Germany, 20-25 May 2007.
Canadian Association of Physicists, annual congress, Saskatoon SK, 17-20 June 2007.
Attosecond Physics Workshop, Dresden Germany, 1-4 Aug 2007
Gordon Conference on X-ray Sources, Colby Sawyer College, 5-10 August 2007.
Laser Physics Conference, Leon Mexico, 20-24 August 2007 (declined)
ICONO Conference, Minsk, Belarus, 28 May – 1 June 2007 (declined)
Argonne National Laboratory, Chemistry Division, Chicago, 12 November 2007.
Kansas State University, 14 November 2007, Departmental seminar
Kansas State University, 15 November 2007, AMO group seminar
Marie Curie Transfer of Knowledge workshop “High temporal and spectral resolution at short wavelengths”, FORTH-IESL, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 30 November 2007.
Gordon Research Conference on Photoions, Photoionization and Photodetachment, Buellton, California, 29 January – 3 February 2006.
Dynamic Molecular Imaging, Far Hills, Quebec, 14-18 February 2006.
American Physical Society March Meeting, Division of Chemical Physics, 13-17 March 2006, Baltimore.
Ultrafast Dynamic Imaging, Imperial College London, 9-11 April 2006.
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Specialist Seminar, Oxford UK, 13 April 2006.
APS DAMOP (Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), Knoxville Tennessee, 16-20 May 2006.
CLEO/QELS, Long Beach, California, May 21-26, 2006.
Gordon Research Conference on Multiphoton Processes, Tilton, NH, 11-16 June 2006.
International Conference on Atomic Physics, Innsbruck, Austria, 16-21 July 2006 (declined).
Laser Physics Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, 24-28 July 2006 (declined)
Departmental seminar, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 11 September 2006.
Gordon Research Conference on Electron Spectroscopy and Dynamics, 10-15 September 2006, Les Diablerets, Switzerland.
International Conference on the Interaction of Atoms, Molecules and Plasmas with Intense Ultrashort Laser Pulses, Szeged, Hungary, 1-5 October 2006.
High Field Attosecond Physics Conference (HIFAT), “Imaging of Molecular Orbitals Using High Harmonic Generation”, Obergurgl, Austria, 10-15 January 2005.
Advanced Laser Light Source Winter Workshop, “Using High Harmonic Generation to Image Molecular Orbitals”, Far Hills, Quebec, 9-12 February 2005.
Sigma Xi Society, “Making Molecular Movies”, Ottawa, 12 May 2005.
American Physical Society, Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 19 May 2005.
XTRA Summer School, Porquerolles, France, 25-28 May 2005.
Gordon Conference on Quantum Control of Light and Matter, Colby College, Maine, 31 July – 5 August 2005.
International Conference on Multiphoton Processes (ICOMP), Orford, Quebec, 9-14 October 2005.