Department of Applied Physiology & Wellness
Ph.D., University of Texas at DallasLocomotor Performance Lab 5538 Dyer Street #105,Box 353 Dallas, TX 75206214-768-7430Send an email
Dr. Ryan completed his Ph.D. in experimental physics from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1988 and was involved in research projects for both the physics and biology departments. He was supported by NASA to develop ultraviolet spectroscopy systems for the measurement of oscillator strengths for highly ionized atoms. He also was involved in the biology department's research in photoreactivation and he implemented a spectroscopy system to study the way in which photoreacting enzymes repair damaged DNA by inducing ultraviolet light.
Dr. Ryan has developed an extensive career as an industrial physicist and has designed a wide variety of instrumentation, robotics, and control systems for laboratory, industrial, military, and biomedical applications. He has developed biomedical equipment for a number of companies, including Abbott Critical Care Systems, Alcon Laboratories, Baxter International, Essilor Laboratories, and Transitions Optical. He also has developed magnetic resonance instrumentation for NASA and the National Science Foundation.