Scientific Board

  • Dr. M. Dorrell
  • Dr. R. P. Metzger
  • Dr. Matthew Philpott
  • Dr. D. F. Shellhammer
  • Dr. F. Weber

  • Dr. M. Philpott


    Dr. Philpott is a long-term employee at Coherent Laser with experience in engineering, product marketing and sales. As a Market Development Manager, he is focused on developing Coherent’s activities in the Instrumentation Markets of North America.
    A self-motivated sales and marketing specialist with a track-record of finding and capitalizing on new opportunities, Dr. Philpott is known for an exceptional ability to communicate and build enthusiasm in teams across a wide range of cross-functional programs ranging from product roadmaps to commercial contracts to new business plans.

    In Details:

    • 2011 – Present: Life Sciences Market Development Manager, Coherent
    • 2008 – 2011: Director, Product Management, Coherent
    • 2007 – 2008: Market Development Manager, Coherent
    • 2005 – 2007: Field Sales Engineer, Coherent
    • 2003 – 2005: Product Manager, Worldwide Service, Coherent
    • 2002 – 2003: Applications Engineer, Coherent

    Dr. Philpott received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington (2000) with a dissertation entitled, Time-resolved Resonance Raman and Femtosecond Pump-Probe Study of Chlorine Dioxide Photochemistry in Solution. His Bachelor's thesis from Furman University (1994), Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Semivolatile Organic Waste from Soil, was funded by the US Department of Energy and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is the author of more than 20 peer-reviewed articles in professional journals.