William N. Plick

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty


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


  • Ph.D, Louisiana State University, 2010
  • B.S., Connecticut College, 2004