College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
 
  
    
  Alan Lyons
Professor
Chemistry

Alan Lyons
Professor

Office : Building 6S Room 225
Phone : 718.982.3951
Fax : 718.982.3910
Alan.Lyons@.csi.cuny.edu
http://csivc.csi.cuny.edu/Alan.Lyons


Degrees :
Ph.D. Polymer Chemistry, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY
M.S.  Polymer Chemistry, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY
Sc.B. Chemistry, Brown University, Providence, RI  



Biography / Academic Interests :
Alan Lyons joined the faculty of the College of Staten Island and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in September 2008 as a Professor in the Department of Chemistry.   At CSI his group is focused on the fabrication and properties of superhydrophobic polymeric materials, 3D printing technologies and materials for thermal management applications.  Prior to joining CUNY, Dr. Lyons worked for over 25 years at Bell Laboratories where he was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff and conducted research in polymer chemistry, material science and the thermal management of electronics.  He was a founding member of Bell Labs Ireland where he built a thermal management research group and was responsible for major innovations in the areas of thermal interface materials and cooling architectures for central office equipment.  Dr. Lyons has authored 40 refereed publications and 31 issued US patents.

Scholarship / Publications :
Zhao, Y.; Liu, Y.; Xu, QF; Barahman, M.; Bartusik, D.; Greer, A.; Lyons, A.M., Singlet Oxygen Generation on Porous Superhydrophobic Surfaces: Effect of Gas Flow and Sensitizer Wetting on Trapping Efficiency, J. Phys. Chem. A, 2014, ASAP.   

Aebisher, D.; Bartusik, D.; Liu, Y.; Zhao, Y.; Barahman, M.; Xu, QF; Lyons, A.M.; Greer, A. Superhydrophobic Photosensitizers.  Mechanistic Studies of 1O2 Generation in the Plastron and Solid/Liquid Droplet Interface, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135 (50), 18990–1899.  

Xu, QF; Liu, Y.; Lin, FJ.; Mondal, B.; Lyons, A.M. A Superhydrophobic TiO2-Polymer Nanocomposite Surface with UV-Induced Reversible Wettability and Self-Cleaning Properties, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2013, 5(18), 8915-8924.

Kempers, R.; Lyons, A.M.; Robinson, A.J., Modeling and Experimental Characterization of Metal Micro-Textured Thermal Interface Materials, ASME J. Heat Transfer, 2013, 136(1), 01130.

Mueller, S.; Hodes, M. S.; Lyons, A.M.  A Capillary-Driven Evaporation-Enhanced Heat Sink, IEEE Trans. Compon. Packag. Manuf. Technol., 2013, 3(10), 1683 - 1692.  

Ganesh, M.;Nachman, J.; Mao,Z.; Lyons,A.M.; Rafailovich, M.; Gross, R. Patterned Enzymatic Degradation of Poly(?-caprolactone) by High-Affinity Microcontact Printing and Polymer Pen Lithography, Biomacromolecules, 2013,14, 2470-2476.

Xu, QF; Mondal, B.; Lyons, A.M. Fabricating Superhydrophobic Polymer Surfaces with Excellent Abrasion Resistance by a Simple Lamination Templating Method, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2011, 3, 3508–3514.

Barahman, M.; Lyons, A.M. Ratchetlike Slip Angle Anisotropy on Printed Superhydrophobic Surfaces, Langmuir, 2011, 27 (16), 9902–9909.