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Karen Swider-Lyons

Head, Alternative Energy Section, Chemistry

Division, Naval Research Laboratory

Dr. Karen Swider-Lyons is head of the Alternative Energy Section in the Chemistry Division at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington DC. She earned her PhD in materials science and engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992 for studies on high-temperature fuel cells.

She currently leads research programs on advanced battery materials, low-cost catalysts for polymer fuel cells, and the use of fuel cells for long-endurance, energy-efficient unmanned air and undersea vehicles. She has served as a technical advisor to the Defense ...

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