Charles E. Lyman, PhD

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Lehigh University
Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States

Charles E. Lyman, Professor Emeritus at Lehigh University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in science education.

Backed by expertise in materials science, Dr. Lyman continues to make his mark on the industry. He joined Lehigh University as an associate professor in 1984, and was promoted to professor in 1990. Then, in 2017, Dr. Lyman accepted the distinguished title of professor emeritus. He remains in that role to this day. Additionally, he has been the editor-in-chief of Microscopy Today since 2009. Prior positions include assistant professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, staff scientist at E.I. DuPont de Nemours, president of Burnside Plantation Inc., president of the Microbeam Analysis Society, and member of the Electron Microscopy Steering Committee of Argonne National Laboratory.

Dr. Lyman prepared for his endeavors by earning a PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1974 and a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University in 1968. It was during his time as an undergraduate student at Cornell that he realized problems and labs seemed easy to him, and he wanted to further explore the field. He then garnered experience as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Metallurgy at Oxford University and as an electrical fellow in the Microscopy Society of America. To remain connected to his peers, Dr. Lyman joined prominent professional organizations like the American Chemical Society and the American Society of Materials International. He also contributed his knowledge to “Scanning Electron Microscopy, X-Ray Microanalysis, and Analytical Electron Microscopy: A Laboratory Workbook,” “Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-ray Microanalysis,” and to a variety of journal articles.

Dr. Lyman was influenced by professor Steven Sass who devised interesting labs that included electron microscopy, which he loved. His principal advisor, Professor Robert Oglevee combined art and archaeological objects which rekindled his interests in history and art. Professor David Sideman was also highly influential in Dr. Lyman’s studies. Dr. Lyman is rewarded daily by the significance of the disciplines that he deals with and the wonderful people who work in his field. The people that he has met are truly outstanding and have made his professional life truly rewarding.

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