Dr. Hylan Lyon graduated in 1958 from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. He subsequently served as a Naval Aviator, completing two assignments in ASW patrol squadrons, achieving the rank of Commander before his resignation. He received an Office of Naval Research Advanced Science Fellowship in 1963 and attended the U.S. Navy Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, from August 1963 to August 1964. He attended the University of California at Berkeley from September 1964 to June 1967, receiving a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry in 1967, with specialty in Solid State and Surface Chemistry. From 1969 to 1972 he managed the Advanced Aircraft Instrumentation program of the Office of Naval Research in the U.S.A. During this same period, he was Chairman of the Joint Army-Navy Aircraft Instrumentation Research (JANAIR) program, sponsoring industrial and university research in light-emitting materials, display and control design and human factors. This work emphasized integrated optics and electro-optic component development for future systems usage. He was also active in NATO/AGARD research cooperation in Guidance and Control. In 1972 he joined the Staff of the Office of Science and Technology in the Executive Office of the President of the United States. His initial assignment was in aerospace and ground transportation research and development activities of the U.S. Government. Assignments which followed were related to the implementation of anti-hijacking procedures, policies related to the unemployment of scientific and technical manpower and the cooperative exchange with the Soviet Union of R&D planning and management. In 1973, President Nixon transferred the function of Science Advisor to the Director of the National Science Foundation. During the transition, Dr. Lyon served in the Department of State Bureau of Scientific and Technological Affairs. There he participated in national issues on technology transfer. Among these was the revision of computer export policy and the GE-SNECMA license approval. In 1973, Dr. Lyon joined the Science and Technology Policy Office as Special Assistant. In this role, he had responsibility for overall office functions, as well as for international scientific and technological issues. In particular, he participated in a review and technical assessment of all U.S.-USSR cooperative science and technology agreements. In 1974 Dr. Lyon became the Deputy Director of the Science, Technology and Industry Directorate in OECD. He was responsible to the Director for the operation, functioning and planning of the work program of the Directorate (approximately 80 people), including relationships with other Directorates and the Secretary-General's office. The work during this period included IEA R&D cooperation, OECD Codes of Conduct, industrial policy, information computers and communications policy, science and technology policy, and the publication of numerous reports of statistical data on industrial and R&D indicators. In 1976, he left OECD and returned to Washington for three months as Senior Consultant to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on International Science and Technology. In 1977, he joined Texas Instruments Incorporated as Manager, Advanced Planning, Equipment Group. In 1979 he relocated to the Texas Instruments Washington Office as Manager .Government Relations for TI. In 1986 he became Executive Vice President of the North Texas Commission for Regional Technology Programs. In this assignment lead the early phases of the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences and Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) site selection competitions salted in with an assignment to enhance the university, and industry contribution to DFW becoming a leading focus of the high technology future. In 1988 President and Chief Operating Officer Polytronix, Inc. a manufacturer of Liquid Crystal displays during a one year turn around assignment. In 1989 as Vice President Exeter Holdings a boutique investment bank In 1991 as VP Research and Development, Chief Technology Officer Marlow Industries. In 2006 as President COO Texas Institute of Science.