APT Solutions

APT is providing solutions for companies using plastic materials across the medical, composite, recycling and pharmaceutical sectors.

Center Manager

Dr Sean Lyons


Dr John G. Lyons (Sean) is the Centre Manager of the APT Technology Gateway hosted at the Materials Research Institute at Athlone Institute of Technology. As Centre Manager he is responsible for delivering and implementing the centre business plan and takes a leadership role in fostering polymer materials and manufacturing research at a national and international level, in conjunction with industrial and academic partners, World Class Researchers and funding agencies. Dr Lyons is a graduate of the Polymer Engineering programme at AIT where he also completed his PhD studies and in addition to be a Chartered Engineer is a fellow of Engineers Ireland. Following his PhD studies he worked on an industry based post-doctoral fellowship which enabled the development and licensing of orientated polymeric films for use in the ophthalmic industry and subsequently as the lead researcher on the production of electrically active thermoplastic composites for use in the Energy industry. He subsequently gained extensive industrial experience as a Senior Scientist in the Material Science group at Bausch & Lomb in Waterford. Dr Lyons is Chair of the Society of Plastics Engineers European Medical Polymer Division and a frequent contributor to Medical industry publications such as Medical Plastics News.
Contact Sean: +353 (0)87 282 3439
Email: slyons@ait.ie / info@aptireland.ie
See Sean’s Publications Here