Gregory Lyons

Gregory Lyons


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  • 2021, Term expires at end of, Adcom Elected Members**
Lincoln Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lexington, MA


W. Gregory (Greg) Lyons received B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His Master’s thesis work involved some of the earliest research on AlGaAs/GaAs high-electron mobility transistors (HEMT). His Ph.D. thesis advisor was John Tucker, who developed the Quantum Theory of Mixing (QTM). Greg’s Ph.D. thesis at Illinois explored, in part, the application of QTM to other materials systems in collaboration with John Tucker and John Bardeen.

Greg joined Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT LL), in 1989 and is now a senior member of technical staff. Initially, he developed superwideband microwave components and subsystems, often using novel superconductive and optical technologies. He later moved to designing complete RF/microwave/mmw systems, focusing on the development and field testing of advanced radar, sensing, communications, and electronic warfare (EW) prototype systems for airborne, ground, and space applications. From 2010-2015 he was an Assistant Group Leader in the rapid systems prototyping group at MIT LL. This rapid prototyping work covered a wide variety of important RF/microwave systems and included the fielding of prototype systems for counter RF improvised explosive device EW (CREW).

Greg has done research and development in high frequency and high-speed semiconductor devices, condensed matter physics, applied physics, electromagnetics, optical systems, advanced passive microwave filters, antennas, and RF/microwave/mmw systems. For the past five years, he has focused exclusively on designing, building, and testing advanced ground-based and airborne radar systems from HF through mm-wave.

Some favorite quotes from Massachusetts authors for your consideration:

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
– Henry David Thoreau

I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.
-Louisa May Alcott