Lyle M. Gordon


I am working as a Senior Scientist at Nano Precision Medical to develop and understand electrochemically synthesized biocompatible titanium oxide nanotube membranes for implantable sustained release drug delivery applications.

I did my graduate studies under the supervision of Prof. Derk Joester in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. I was focused on understanding the nature of the interaction at interfaces in mineralized biological tissues such as teeth and bone. Using a range of advanced characterization techniques I discovered an amorphous intergranular film in tooth enamel which plays an important role in controlling the physical and chemical properties of the material.

Following my graduate work, I was a William R. Wiley Distinguished postdoctoral fellow in the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. I developed new tools and in situ spectroscopic and microscopic techniques to study the role of nanopores on heterogeneous ice nucleation in the atmosphere. As a member of the microscopy group in EMSL, a DOE national user facility, I also worked with both internal and external users on their materials characterization projects.