John Vig received the B.S. degree from City College New York, in 1964; and the Ph.D. in Physics from Rutgers - The State University, in 1969. He joined the Electronic Components Laboratory at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, USA in 1969. Throughout his professional career, working as a physicist, electronics engineer and program manager, he performed and led research aimed at developing precision clocks, sensors and low-noise oscillators. He retired in 2006 but continued working as a consultant.
Dr. Vig has been awarded 55 patents, and has published more than 100 papers and nine book chapters. He serves as a volunteer in his home town - as an Environmental Commissioner and trustee of the Friends of the Library. In his spare time, he and his wife of 47 years enjoy ballroom dancing.