Alan M. Lyons, Professor, City University of New York

Dr. Alan M. Lyons is co-founder and CTO of ARL Designs LLC, a small business that develops high performance, low-cost superhydrophobic surfaces for applications including: anti-reflective coatings for glass; self-cleaning industrial and electronic materials; and medical devices. He has been an instructor with the American Chemical Society for 5 years.

Dr. Lyons’ area of interest is the interaction of chemical, mechanical and morphological properties of nanocomposites on their wetting, catalytic and heat transfer properties. His current research projects include:

  • The synthesis and characterization of large-area, low-cost superhydrophobic surfaces
  • The catalytic properties of nanoparticle-embedded surfaces
  • Printing and enzymatic degradation of polymers by polymer pen lithography
  • The fabrication of heat transfer surfaces including thermal interface materials and heat sinks.

Dr. Lyons was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff with the research division of Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent and a founding member of Bell Labs Ireland. There, he established the Thermal Management and Advanced Manufacturing Research Group. He joined the College of Staten Island and the Graduate School of the City University of New York, as a Professor in the Department of Chemistry in 2008.

Dr. Lyons has authored more than 40 refereed publications and is the inventor of 33 patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Dr. Lyons received a B.Sc. (hons) degree in chemistry from Brown University in Rhode Island. He earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in polymer chemistry from Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY (now NYU-Poly).

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