Professor Mike Lyons is a graduate of UCC (B.Sc 1979, Chemistry and Mathematical Physics; PhD 1983, Physical Electrochemistry) .
Following Postdoctoral work at Imperial College London he was appointed Lecturer in Physical Chemistry at TCD in 1984. He was elected to Fellowship, TCD, in 1992. He is currently Professor in Physical Chemistry . His research interests encompass Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry. Professor Lyons heads the SFI TEECE Group in the School of Chemistry & CRANN which examines the redox and catalytic properties of hydrated metal oxide electrodes for use in energy conversion and storage devices . He is in receipt of SFI-TIDA funding to develop novel non-enzyme based glucose sensors. He is National Coordinator of IFOSTER (The Irish Forum for Sustainable Trade, Treatment, Exploitation and Exploration of Raw materials) developing a national strategy for the entire raw materials cycle.
Professor Lyons’s current work in AMBER is founded on his extensive experience in Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry and includes contribution of electrochemical characterization methodologies to the analysis of 2D nanostructured materials for supercapacitor and electrocatalytic applications (Platform Programme) and engaging with DePuy on a Spoke project developing electrochemical methodologies for fabrication of surface coatings for implant components.