Professor Mike Lyons is a graduate of UCC (B.Sc 1979, Chemistry & Mathematical Physics ; PhD 1983, Physical Electrochemistry, ScD published research, 2019). Following postdoctoral work at Imperial College London, he was appointed Lecturer in Physical Chemistry at TCD in 1984. He was elected to TCD Fellowship in 1992. He is currently a Senior Fellow of Trinity College Dublin, Professor in Physical Chemistry and Head of School of Chemistry TCD.
His research interests encompass Physical , Materials & Analytical Electrochemistry and the application of the latter to applications of industrial interest. Professor Lyons heads the SFI Electrochemistry & Electrocatalysis Group Group in the School of Chemistry & CRANN which examines nanostructured electrode materials for hydrogen production, electrochemical energy conversion , charge storage , electrocatalysis and electrochemical sensing. He has been in receipt of significant SFI Principal Investigator, TIDA, EI , Industrial, and EIT KIC funding in recent years. He also leads a significant research program in applied mathematics with mathematical groups in India with a focus on developing new solution methodology for the mathematical modelling of non-linear reaction diffusion equations pertinent to chemical/bio reactor and electrochemical enzyme biosensor operation.
Professor Lyons’s current work in AMBER is founded on his extensive experience in Physical/Analytical Electrochemistry and includes contribution of electrochemical characterization methodologies to the analysis of 2D nanostructured materials deposited on porous conductive 3D support structures (either foam or 3D printed) for supercapacitor and electrocatalytic applications. His current focus is a new engagement with De Nora in the field of materials development for alkaline water electrolysis.
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