David James Lyons, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Research Professor
  • ABE Graduate Faculty
  • Autonomy, Perception, and Cognition Department
P.O.Box 30

State College, PA 16804

Areas of Expertise

  • Agent development for cognitive autonomy
  • Automation and mechanization of biological systems and processes
  • Autonomy in unmanned vehicles
  • Thermal fluids and combustion


  • B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Auburn University, 2003
  • M.S. Aerospace Science Engineering, Tuskegee University, 2006
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2012
  • Ph.D. Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2013