• Lyle Lichty

    Professor of Physics and Engineering

Link to Curriculum Vitae

Lyle Lichty CV 

Academic History

  • Iowa State University, PhD in Physics, 1988
  • McPherson College, Coursework in History, 1979 - 1980
  • Oberlin College, BA in Physics, 1979

Courses Taught

  • Astronomy
  • Energy Alternatives
  • Music, Acoustics, Audio Systems
  • Introductory Physics, I and II
  • Laboratory Physics
  • Modern Physics
  • Electronics
  • Computational Physics
  • Waves
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Thermal Physics
  • Advanced Experimental Physics
  • Statistical Methods I

Faculty-Student Research

  • Fabrication and Testing of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells 

Prior Positions

  • Postdoctoral Fellow (1988-89), Research Assistant (1984-88), Teaching Assistant (1982-84), Iowa State University
  • Choir Director (1985-88), St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Ames, IA
  • English Instructor (1981-82), Agricultural University of Lublin, Poland.
  • Research Assistant in Soil Physics (1981), Institute of Agricultural Research, Pulawy, Poland.


  • “Cross relaxation between proton and quadrupolar nuclear spins in metal-hydrogen systems”, L. R. Lichty, J-W. Han, D. R. Torgeson, R. G. Barnes, and E. F. W. Seymour.  Phys. Rev. B 42, 7734 (1990)
  • “Anomalous proton spin-lattice relaxation at high temperatures in bcc transition-metalhydrogen solid-solution systems”, J-W. Han, L. R. Lichty, D. R. Torgeson, E. F. W. Seymour, R. G. Barnes, J. L. Billeter, and R. M. Cotts. Phys. Rev. B 40, 9025 (1989)
  • “Low-temperature localized motion of hydrogen and electronic structure transition in hexagonal-close-packed scandium”, L. R. Lichty, J-W. Han, R. Ibanez-Meier, D. R. Torgeson, R. G. Barnes, E. F. W. Seymour, and C. A. Sholl. Phys. Rev. B 39, 2012 (1989)
  • “NMR search for evidence of hydrogen pairing in H.C.P. yttrium”, L. Lichty, R. J. Shoenberger, D. R. Torgeson, and R. G. Barnes. J. of Less-Common Metals, 129, 31 (1987)
  • “Composition-dependent hydrogen motion in a random alloy, VxNb1-xH0.2: From localized motion at V atoms to long-range hydrogen diffusion”, L. Lichty, J. Shinar, R. G. Barnes, D. R. Torgeson, and D. T. Peterson. Phys. Rev. Lett. 55, 2895 (1985)