Wayne Strattman received a Ph.D by published paper from the University of Sunderland in the UK in 2008 for his many years of work researching, writing, advocating for, and making sculpture with neon and other advanced forms of lighted glass. His background degree in engineering coupled with his work as a researcher, teacher, and artist combined over a career to produce over 100 articles, the industry standard textbook "Neon Techniques", and a large number of innovative lighting patents and products that featured techniques beyond conventional neon to make lighted sculpture as well as commercial products that have been sold internationally. His Boston based company; Strattman Design has also been a leader for decades in making custom sculpture, architectural installations and lighting. Also noted in the Ph.D was his advocacy work in promoting lighted glass sculpture as a board member for the Glass Art Society and for one of the largest neon production companies, Fallon Luminous Products. He also endowed a continuing lecture series for the Glass Art Society examining the state of glass art today, and has started and helped promote an annual neon show at each annual Glass Art Society conference since 1997. Dr Strattman has been previously honored with the American Business Press Associations award for technical journalism for his monthly column and was chosen to give the keynote address to the first World Neon Conference in Weisbaden Germany. Wayne Strattman unites artistry and technology in his Boston studio to create designs that find appreciative audiences from Hollywood to Vienna, Rio de Janeiro to Las Vegas, and just about everywhere in between. An engineer and a physicist by training, Wayne also applies his considerable skills to developing innovative practical applications for the technologies developed in his art, as both an independent developer and as a consultant to other developers.
Board of Directors (2012–2013)