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

Alan Lyons

Office : Building 6S Room 225
Phone : 718.982.3951
Fax : 718.982.3910

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 45 refereed publications and 36 issued US patents.

Scholarship / Publications :
Kempers, R.; Lyons, A.M.; Robinson, A.J., Modelling the Effective Thermal Conductivity of Compressing Structures Including Contact Resistance, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 2016, accepted for publication.

Chen, X.; Liu, Y.; Xu, Q.F.; Zhu, J.; Poget, S.F.; Lyons, A.M., High-Precision Dispensing of Nanoliter Biofluids on Glass Pedestal Arrays for Ultrasensitive Biomolecule Detection, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016.

Mondal, B.; MacGiollaEain, M.; Xu, Q.F.; Egan, V.M.; Punch, J.; Lyons, A.M., Design and fabrication of a hybrid superhydrophobic-hydrophilic surface that exhibits stable dropwise condensation, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7 (42), pp 23,575–23,588.

Zhao, Y.; Liu, Y.; Xu, QF, Barahman, M.; Lyons, A.M., A Catalytic, Self-Cleaning Surface with Stable Superhydrophobic Properties: Printed PDMS Arrays Embedded with TiO2 Nanoparticles, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7 (4), pp 2632–2640.

Mao, Z.; Ganesh, M.; Bucaro, M.; Smolianski, I.; Gross, R. A.; Lyons, A. M., A High Throughput, High Resolution Enzymatic Lithography Process: Effect of Crystallite Size, Moisture and Enzyme Concentration, Biomacromolecules, 2014, 15 (12), 4627-4636.

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), pp 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.

Last Updated: 06.13.2016