Wim C. van Etten
Wim C. van Etten was born in Zevenbergen, The Netherlands. He received both the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, in 1969 and 1976, respectively. From 1969 to 1970, he was employed by Philips Electronics. In 1970, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology. From 1970 to 1976, he was engaged in research on the transmission via copper cables. Since 1976, he has been involved with research and education on optical communications. In 1985, he was appointed as an Associate Professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology. In 1994, he was appointed as a Full Professor of telecommunications at the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, where he retired in 2007. His current interests comprise optical communications, RF photonics, mobile communications, and detection. He (co)authored over 150 papers in international journals, conferences, and symposia. He served as a Member of organizing committees, program committees, and proceedings Editor of various conferences and symposia. Moreover, he is the first author of the book titled Fundamentals of Optical Fiber Communications, 1991, and the author of another book titled Introduction to Random Signals and Noise, 2005. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Member of the NERG (Dutch Institute of Electronic and Radio Engineers). He is a Member of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Benelux Joint Chapter on Communications, the Vice President of the IEEE Benelux Section, the Chairman of the Foundation for Scientific Activities of the Dutch URSI Committee (SWAN), and a Member of the Ampère Foundation and of the Veder Foundation.
Biography Updated on 15 September 2010