College of Staten Island (Profile)
Using natural surfaces as inspiration, the Lyons group fabricates nanoscale materials with unique wetting, catalytic, thermal and/or optical properties. We are especially interested in developing a fundamental understanding of reactions and properties at the solid-liquid-gas interface. We work closely with industry with the goal of transitioning our inventions into industrially relevant innovations; active collaborations include self-cleaning heat reflective cool-roofing materials, biological concentrators and anti-reflective self-cleaning coatings to increase the energy efficiency of photovoltaic panels.
- 2008 – Current: Professor, College of Staten Island, CUNY, NY
- 2008 – Current: Professor, The Graduate Center, CUNY
- 1980 – 2008: Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Manager & Group Leader, Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill NJ
- 1981 – 1987: Ph.D. and M.S., NYU-Poly