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Mechanical Engineering

Jed Lyons


Jed  Lyons E-mail:
Phone: 803.777.9552
Fax: 803.777.0106
Office: Swearingen Center
Suite 1A00
Columbia, SC 29208

Dr. Lyons' research and interests include engineering education, composites and reinforced plastics, design and manufacturing of renewable materials.


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1990
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1987
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1984

Selected Publications

  • S. Thompson and J. Lyons, "Engineers in the Classroom and Their Influence on African-American Students’ Perceptions of Engineering," School Science and Mathematics (in press 2008)
  • O. Hatamleh, J. Rivero, J. Lyons, "Evaluation of Surface Residual Stresses in Friction Stir Welds Due to Laser and Shot Peening," Journal of Engineering Materials and Performance, Vol. 16, No 3, pp.549-553 (2007)
  • D. Huang and J.S. Lyons, "Numerical Stress Analysis of the Bond between a Reinforced Concrete T-Beam and FRP Sheets," Journal of Reinforced Polymers and Composites Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol. 26, No. 12, pp. 1225-1237 (2007)
  • J. Lyons and C. Ebert, "A Survey of Engineering, Science and Mathematics Education Centers in the United States," International Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 457-466 (2005). (JSL: 90%)
  • J. Lyons, "None of My Lab Data Makes Any Sense: Learning to Interpret and Report Experimental Results," 2006 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, June 18-21, 2006