Lyle M. Gordon

Building a circular supply chain for lithium ion battery materials. Establishing factory for electroplated copper foil anode materials in the USA.

Previously, I was the Director of Research and Development at Nano Precision Medical working on developing anodic titanium oxide nanotube membranes for sustained release drug delivery implants, including a first product to treat Type II Diabetes.

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.