Dr Mark Wyatt is Facility Manager at National Mass Spectrometry Facility (NMSF; www.nmsf.swan.ac.uk), which is the former EPSRC National Mid-Range Facility for Mass Spectrometry. He is passionate about using mass spectrometry and wider analytical chemistry techniques to help progress an extensive and eclectic variety of research and commercial projects in both academic and industrial settings. He is currently involved with service, research, publicity, teaching, training and outreach activities, and aims to revolutionise the organisation of analytical chemistry and materials characterisation at Swansea over the next few years.
Dr Wyatt graduated in 1997 with a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry with Industrial Chemistry from the University of Liverpool, which included a year spent at the Chemical Services laboratory at BNFL Springfields site. Twelve months were then spent in Analytical Services at Eli Lilly in Speke. He completed his PhD in 2002, entitled "Analysis of Acrylic Polymers by MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry" from the IRC in Polymer Science and Technology at the University of Durham. The project was supervised by Professor Randal Richards, in collaboration with Dr Tony Jackson at ICI Technology. He is a member of the British Mass Spectrometry Society (BMSS) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), and holds CChem status. He joined the NMSF (then known as the EPSRC National Mass Spectrometry Service Centre, NMSSC) in 2002 as a Research Officer to develop the MALDI-TOF service and progressed to become Facility Manager in 2018.