Dr John (Seán) Lyons, Dean of Faculty of Engineering & Informatics | Principal Investigator (APT).
Seán is the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering & Informatics at Athlone Institute of Technology and a member of the Institutes Executive Management Team. He is also a Principal Investigator at the Applied Polymer Technologies Technology Gateway where his research interests focus primarily on the processing of polymer materials for applications in the biomedical and advanced manufacturing industries. Dr Lyons has managed a large range of fundamental and industrially applied funded projects focusing on the processing of polymer materials utilising extrusion, injection moulding, additive manufacturing and downstream post-processing and automation. He has published a range of peer-reviewed publications (https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1998-070X)
Seáns background is in polymer materials science and engineering. He is a graduate of Athlone IT, obtaining both a BEng in Polymer Engineering (2002) and a PhD in Polymer Engineering (2007). He has considerable expertise in polymer processing and analysis. Dr Lyons has held a range of roles in the Biomedical Industry focusing on polymer processing, materials synthesis and characterisation, and he is the former Centre Manager of the APT Gateway.