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Trinity College Dublin

School of Chemistry

Prof Mike Lyons

Prof Mike Lyons
Prof Mike Lyons

Email:               melyons AT tcd.ie

Telephone:       +353-1-8962051 ; Mob: +353-87-2433576

Prof Mike Lyons is Associate Professor, Physical Chemistry and SFI Principal Investigator in the School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He is a graduate of University College Cork (1979) where he read Chemistry and Mathematical Physics and obtained his Ph.D degree from the same University in 1983 under the supervision of Prof. Declan Burke in metal oxide electrochemistry. He worked with Prof. John Albery and Prof. Brian Steele at Imperial College London on metal oxide electrocatalysis before being appointed to a lectureship in Physical Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin in 1984. He was elected to Fellowship, Trinity College Dublin, in 1992 on the basis of publication and research. Mike has served both on the University Academic Council and Governing Body (Board) of Trinity College, and has been Director of Undergraduate Teaching & Learning and Head of Physical, Computational and Materials Chemistry within the School of Chemistry. 

His research interests encompass Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry and in a publication output of two books and more than 100 papers, he has made significant contributions to electrode kinetics, metal oxide electro-catalysis, electroactive polymer electrochemistry, mathematical modelling of electrochemical systems, electrochemical biosensors, and carbon nanotube electrochemistry. His current interests in collaboration with the recently formed SFI funded Trinity Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Electrocatalysis Group, is in revisiting and finally understanding the redox and electrocatalytic behaviour with respect to oxygen evolution, oxygen reduction and hydrogen evolution of  hydrous oxide coated metal and metal oxide electrodes for use in energy conversion and storage device applications.