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Dr Michael Ryan

Dr Michael Ryan

Lecturer

School of Engineering

Email
ryanm6@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4070
Campuses
W2.22, Queen's Buildings, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

Dr Michael Ryan is a Lecturer in the High Value Manufacturing Group in Cardiff School of Engineering. His research interests lie in the field of Additive Manufacturing, in particular Metal Additive Manufacturing. His previous experience includes the development of thermal and metallurgical finite element models, new product research and development in collaboration with industry, investigation of materials and design for additive manufacturing, and investigating business models for application of additive manufacturing.

Biography

Dr Michael Ryan received a MEng in Integrated Engineering from Cardiff University in 2008. Following a period in industry working with high pressure fuel systems, he undertook an EngD in Materials Engineering at Swansea University (in partnership with Tata Steel UK), graduating in 2015. The focus of this work was the development of a bespoke finite element model for the hot rolling process in steel making, created using FORTRAN, examining both thermal and metallurgical aspects of the process.

In 2013 he returned to Cardiff School of Engineering, working as a project officer on the ASTUTE project, which was established to promote advanced and sustainable manufacturing, with companies based within the convergence area of Wales. In this role he continued to work in the field of finite element analysis, whilst also developing further knowledge in engineering design, and in the filed of additive manufacturing. In 2016 he was appointed as a Research Associate at Cardiff Business School, carrying out a newly-established "Engaged Manufacturing" project, which examined future business models for additive manufacturing systems, with a particular focus on customised products.

Dr Ryan was appointed to the position of Lecturer in High Value Manufacturing in January 2018, with a focus in metal additive manufacturing systems. His research interests lie in the characterisation and simulation of the process, and of products manufactured using metal additive manufacturing, and also in the industrial application of additive manufacturing.

Publications

2020

2018

2017

2016

2015

Teaching

Fluid Power and Control

Product Design and System Integration

As part of Cardiff School of Engineering's High Value Manufacturing Group, Dr Michael Ryan is interested in reseach in Additive Manufacturing, in particular metal additive manufacturing. With a background in finite element analysis and materials simulation, he is interested in the simulation and characterisation of Metal AM processes and the products which they produce. He is also interested in building on previous industrial research, and developing industrial applications for Metal AM.