Ryan joined NREL in 2018 as a research engineer in the Commercial Buildings Research Group. His expertise is in commercial building mechanical system design, building energy simulation, and numerical techniques that provide detailed and real-time information about the dynamic indoor environment. Currently, Ryan focuses on several efforts including modeling in a co-simulation environment for hardware-in-the-loop experiments and applications, as well as modeling and developing tools for load flexibility technologies for grid-integrated efficient buildings.
Prior to joining NREL, Ryan worked as a design engineer and energy consultant, including work with multiple utility-sponsored commercial new construction incentive programs around the country.
Grid-interactive and efficient buildings
Cosimulation and hardware-in-the-loop applications
Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Wyoming
M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Wyoming
B.S. Engineering, Miami University of Ohio
Provide detailed and real-time indoor environmental information using POD-LSE and limited measurements, Energy and Buildings (2014)
Experimental investigation of assumptions used to quantify airflows through a window under cross natural ventilation, International Journal of Ventilation (2014)
An overview of unsteady analysis techniques for natural wind turbulence and its effects on natural ventilation, International Journal of Ventilation (2014)