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Seth Lyman

Seth Lyman

Bingham Center Director and Research Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: Bingham Center 117B
Phone: (435) 722-1740


Seth directs Utah State University’s Bingham Entrepreneurship & Energy Research Center and is a Research Associate Professor in USU's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Seth is an expert in air quality measurements and instrumentation. His current research addresses the challenges of wintertime ozone production in the Uintah Basin, energy source emissions characterization, and atmospheric instrument innovation and development. Since 2011, Seth’s air quality team has won grants from several private, county, state, and federal entities, including the National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, Bureau of Land Management, Uintah Impact Mitigation Special Service District, Ute Indian Tribe, and others. In June 2014, Seth testified before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources regarding how America’s educational institutions are creating a skilled and educated workforce crucial to the continued growth of the energy sector. Seth has been an invited participant at international workshops and conferences focused on air quality and methods development.  Numerous research groups and regulatory agencies, including the EPA, have used sampling instruments that Seth has developed or co-developed.  His research has been highlighted on the cover of Environmental Science and Technology and has appeared in Nature Geoscience. Seth has an undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in environmental science and health from the University of Nevada, Reno.  View Seth's works at the USU Digital Commons Author Gallery: