Emily Ryan

Assistant Professor, College of Engineering

Dr. Emily Ryan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Division of Materials Science and Engineering and an Associate Director of the Boston University Institute for Global Sustainability.

Her research focuses on developing computational models of reactive transport, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and electrochemistry to investigate the design and operation of energy-related systems, such as high temperature fuel cells, advanced battery technologies, diesel engines, subsurface transport, and post combustion carbon capture. Understanding the accuracy of the models through validation, verification and uncertainty quantification (VVUQ) is integral to the development of computational models of physical systems. As such, her research includes VVUQ and the application of statistical tools to computationally complex systems.

In addition to physical models, Dr. Ryan also researches the use of computational materials design through materials informatics. The use of data-driven materials design promises to greatly reduce materials development time and expand material possibilities for specific applications.

She received the Scialog Fellowship for Advanced Energy Storage (2017) and is a member of The Electrochemical Society.