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Philip J. Wyatt, PhD, Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Wyatt has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of physics

    SANTA BARBARA, CA, September 25, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Philip J. Wyatt, PhD, a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Dr. Wyatt celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken in to account during the selection process.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Wyatt Technology Corporation (WTC) since 1982, Dr. Wyatt's contributions to laser light scattering, specifically the physics of the inverse scattering problem and commercializing analytical methods and instruments involving laser light scattering, have contributed greatly to the success of his business. Originally formed to develop, manufacture, and sell laser-based scientific instruments for mass and size measurements of liquid borne molecules and nanoparticles, WTC's instruments have since been used worldwide by hundreds of universities, government agencies, and most elements of the biotech industry, petrochemical firms, and major pharmaceutical companies.

Formed around its patents and inventions in the industrial, military, and medical areas and commercialization of the first light scattering instrumentation using lasers, WTC is involved in the research and development of techniques, instrumentation, and software for absolute macromolecular and nanoparticle characterization. Since its founding, WTC has developed the following instruments: classical multi-angle light scattering detectors for determining absolute molecular weights and sizes of proteins, polymers, biopolymers and nanoparticles in solution; differential refractometers; differential viscometers; dynamic light scattering instruments; zeta potential instruments; composition-gradient apparatus; and field-flow fractionation separation systems and their software.

During its formative years, WTC was awarded by the U.S. Army Bioengineering Medical Research and Development Laboratory and the U.S. Army Armament, Munitions and Chemical Command. The company's instruments have been used in the fields of wine, beer, and cola drink production and are used for biochemical analyses by major biopharmaceutical companies, that include Amgen, Merck, Hoffman LaRoche, and others. However, the biggest component to the success of WTC has been its commercial flagship instrument, the DAWN, as well as the miniDAWN systems, which have been sold increasingly for more than 20 years to thousands of laboratories throughout the world, making them the most widely-recognized light scattering products ever produced.

Dr. Wyatt's history includes early post Ph.D. employment at the Ford Motor Company, EG&G, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Defense Research Corporation, and the Plasmadyne Corporation until founding his first company Science Spectrum, Inc., in 1968. This company developed several instruments used to study the inverse scattering problem, applied light-scattering techniques for the detection of biological weapons, and the monitoring of food quality. Additionally, the company developed light scattering-based techniques for the detection of antibiotic and pesticide residues in meat, as well as techniques for monitoring of patient levels of AZT and other antineoplastic drags.

A fellow of the American Physical Society, the Optical Society of America, and the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Society for Microbiology, and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, Dr. Wyatt also serves on the board of directors of the Santa Barbara City College Foundation. He recently endowed a chair (Wyatt/Green) with his wife, in the Department of Physics at the Florida State University. From 2012 to 2013, he chaired the American Physical Society's Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics (FIAP). He is the 2017-2018 Chair-elect of the American Physical Society's Group on Instrument and Measurement Science (GIMS), and will succeed to Chair in 2018.

Dr. Wyatt holds a BA and BS from the University of Chicago, an MS from the University of Illinois, and a PhD from the Florida State University. He has more than 70 publications, as well as several books, and has approximately 90 domestic and foreign patents related to laser light scattering and other technologies. He is well-known for having developed an instrument for multi-angle light scattering (MALS) with colleague David T. Phillips, when they worked together as part of Science Spectrum, Inc. At that firm, they developed the first light scattering instrument containing an array of scattered light detectors. He is the recipient of many awards, including a nomination by the National Academy of Sciences as one of 15 candidates for NASA's first Scientist-Astronaut selection program in the U.S. in 1965 and, most recently, the winner of the 2009 Inaugural Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics by the American Physical Society for "Pioneering developments in the physics of the inverse scattering problem". In 2003, Dr. Wyatt was named Graduate of Distinction by the College of Arts and Sciences at Florida State University.

Inspired by his physicist uncle-by-marriage, Boris Podolsky, Dr. Wyatt is elated to have come so far and to have been able to run such a successful, independent company that he can be proud of for more than 35 years. With this success, he has been able to build companies, form and revolutionize products, provide jobs for incredible employees, and, ultimately, create happy customers.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Philip J. Wyatt, PhD, has been featured on the Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievers website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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