Willard Henry Wells, PhD
|1959||Physics||California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA|
Willard worked at the Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory from 1957 to 1967 where he founded the Quantum Electronics group and was co-inventor of the satellite de-spin mechanism. He worked at L-3 Photonics from 1967 to 1994 (formerly Tetra Tech) where he worked on applied physics, optics, and fiber optics.
His patents include Satellite spin control and Security system with randomly modulated probe signal.
Willard earned his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics with the dissertation Quantum Theory of Coupled Systems Having Application to Masers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1959 where his advisor was Richard Feynman.