Ryan is a Research Council Officer (RCO) with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) in Vancouver. He has 19 years of experience in science and engineering R&D across academia, government and industry at the lab bench top, demonstration, and pilot scales. His experience spans hydrometallurgy, catalysis, electrolysis, high pressure gasses, electro chemistry, and now assessments of energy storage as well as carbon capture and conversion technologies. Combined with a recent MBA he performs Technology Assessments, specifically R&D strategy using Technology Development Matrix (TDM) and Techno Economic Analysis (TEA) decision making tools.
Before joining NRC Ryan worked for Stuart Energy Systems (now Hydrogenics) in California. He obtained his BSc Chem (Coop) from UVic, his MASc Chem Eng from UBC, and his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Durham, North Carolina.
Ryan volunteers as Treasurer with the non-profit Pacific Energy Innovation Association (PEIA). He also volunteers as donation Team Lead for NRC Vancouver with the Government of Canada’s Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC). Over the past six years he’s played a leadership role in raising $120K for registered Canadian charities.