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Leslie J Lyons


Research:  Professor Lyons' research interests center around a class of materials called electrolytes which are ion conducting solutions (liquids or solids). The topic encompasses physical characterization of ion transport with the application of electrochemical and spectroscopic techniques.  A current focus is on electrolytes for use in lithium ion electroinic devices like batteries such as those in consumer products like cell phones or electric vehicles. Lyons Summer 2014 Research Description

Campus Phone: 

(641) 269-3159


(641) 269-4984

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On-Campus Address: 

2203 Science
Grinnell, IA
United States

Education / Degrees: 

Ph.D., 1987, University of Wisconsin-Madison
A.B., Chemistry with Honors, 1983, Colgate University

Courses Taught: 

CHM 129 General Chemistry
CHM 210 Inorganic & Analytical Chemistry (formerly 130)
CHM 222 Organic Chemistry Lab
CHM 358 Instrumental Analysis
POL/PST 395 (Special Topic) Advanced Policy Research
POL/PST 395 (Special Topic) Making Reform Happen
PST/GDS 320: Applied Policy Analysis
PST-420: Advanced Policy Research
Tutorial "Food: Rituals, Technologies, and Policies"
Tutorial "Food: Technologies & Rituals"

Primary Academic Interest: 

Polymer Electrolytes