| Carnegie Mellon University | Pittsburgh, Pa |
· Ph.D. Student in Engineering & Public Policy; began Fall 2010, cumulative GPA: 3.77
· Researcher associated with the RenewElec project researching future electricity markets with a high penetration of renewable, variable generation
Tufts University | Medford, MA
· Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering – May 2005
· 3.65/4.00 GPA; Magna Cum Laude; Dean’s List all semesters, Tau Beta Pi
· Renewable Energy
· Energy Systems
· Electricity Market Design and Economics
· Electric Reliability and Balancing
· Demand Response
· Modeling hypothetical futures where the electricity network has a significant penetration of renewable generation and demand-side participation
PhD. in Engineering and Public Policy (2010-Present)
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, Pa
· Advisors: Dr. Paulina Jaramillo and Dr. Gabriela Hug
· GPA: 3.77 out of 4.00
· Graduate research associated with The RenewElec Project, CMU Electric Industry Center, the Electric Energy Systems Group, and the Carnegie Electric Energy Club
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (2001-2005)
· Major: Chemical Engineering
· GPA: 3.65 out of 4
The American School in London (1998-2001)
· Recipient of the Yale Book Award – The student excels in both academics and athletics (2000)
· National Honor Society, honor roll, & tutored students in chemistry for charity
1. Ryan, T; Jaramillo, P; Hug, G.; “Near-term Economics and Equity of Balancing Area Consolidation to Support Wind Integration,” (forthcoming)
2. Lazarewicz, Matthew L.; Ryan, Todd M.; "Integration of flywheel-based energy storage for frequency regulation in deregulated markets," Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2010 IEEE , vol., no., pp.1-6, 25-29 July 2010.
3. O’Brien, Christopher.; Leshchiner, Michael.; Ryan, Todd.; “Design and Demonstration of a Multi-Fuel Automotive Fuel Processor With Novel Catalyst Integration and Rapid Control System,” ASME Conf. Proc. 2008, 475 (2008).
4. Lehrman, Paul.; Ryan, Todd.; “Bridging the Gap Between Art and Science Education through Teaching of Electronic Musical Instrument Design,” New Interfaces for Musical Expression Conf. Proc. May 2005, Vancouver, Canada.
Beacon Power | Energy Systems and Markets Analyst | Jan ‘08 – Jul ‘10
· Represented Beacon Power in ISO market meetings and in front of other regulating bodies
· Aided in the creation of new market rules in NYISO and MISO – the first two regions to recognize energy storage as a new asset class
· Helped to write regulatory filings to FERC, ISO’s, and public utility commissions arguing for fair and comparable treatment for energy storage providing Regulation
· Acted as a technical expert on reliability and balancing standards such as NERC’s Control Performance Standards
· Developed a dynamic model that reflects both the physical attributes of Beacon’s flywheels system and the regional market rules
Nuvera Fuel Cells | Project Process Test Engineer | Jun ‘05 – Dec ‘07
· Lead engineer for the design of a Conditioning and Factory Acceptance Test system for PEM FC Stacks and the validation of a key fuel cell technology
· Build coordinator for a 80 kWe automotive fuel reformer prototype and test stand
· Conducted experiments relating to prototype reactors for preferential oxidation, water-gas shift reaction, steam reforming, and autothermal reforming.
· Music – played in funk bands called Refunct; minored in Musical Instrument Engineering at Tufts
· Running – Ran the Boston Marathon (2004, 2006, 2007, 2008); and run 200 mile team relay race every year in New Hampshire.
· 2006 First Annual Red Bull Soapbox Derby in St. Louis (13th place /42)