Dr. Richard E. Lyon

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Rich Lyon is a Polymer Engineer and Program Manager of Fire Research at the Federal Aviation Administration’s William J. Hughes Technical Center at the Atlantic City International Airport in New Jersey. He joined the FAA in 1993 after leaving the University of California’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), in Livermore, California, where he worked for 8 years as a Materials Research Engineer in the Chemistry and Materials Science Department. Rich has received several patents and has published several-dozen journal articles and book chapters on the physics, chemistry, mechanics, and flammability of polymers and their composites. Rich received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Oceanography (1975), and Masters (1981) and Doctoral (1985) degrees in Polymer Science & Engineering all from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.