Founding Dean, Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler School of Engineering, Chapman University
Dr. Andrew Lyon has over 30 years of experience as a chemist, bioengineer, educator, and entrepreneur and currently serves as the Founding Dean of the Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler School of Engineering at Chapman University, a role that has seen the successful launch and meteoric growth of Chapman’s first steps into engineering education and research. Prior to his current role, he served as Dean of the Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University from 2014-2018 and was a key leader in Chapman’s rapid expansion in the STEM disciplines. Before arriving at Chapman, Dr. Lyon spent 15+ years at the Georgia Institute of Technology as a member of the Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty and directing a research program aimed at creating new types of biomaterials for regenerative medicine applications. He also served as the Chair of GT Chem & Biochem just prior to joining Chapman. In addition to his role at Chapman, he is the co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Sanguina, Inc. and SelSym Biotech, Inc., two early-stage biotechnology companies. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER, Beckman Young Investigator, Research Corporation Research Innovation, and Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and the National Fresenius Award.