Ryan Oliver

Postdoctoral Associate


Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 2014, University of Michigan
M.S. Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering, 2008
B.S. Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering, 2007
University of Texas at Arlington


Masters Thesis: Sealing and Lamination of Microfluidic Devices

Research Interests

Self Assembly of Nanostructures
Defect Detection and Control
Medical Materials and Design
Large Scale CNT Production

Awards and Honors

Microfluidics in Biomedical Sciences Training Program Fellowship
Patented Micro Manufacturing Process
Outstanding Graduate Student, University of Texas at Arlington Graduate Program,
Featured in UTA Research Magazine and Dallas Morning News,
2008 Engineering Deans Fellow, College of Engineering, University of Texas Arlington, 2007,
2008 SMART Fellow, Department of Defense 2006-2007
Outstanding Senior, DFW Institute of Industrial Engineers, 2006
GT Stevens Scholarship, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department, University of Texas at Arlington, 2005
Ranked 1st in BS Graduating Class
University Scholar, University of Texas Arlington, 2006-2007
Merit Scholar, Hardin-Simmons University (2002-2004)
Texas Pell Grant, (2004-2007)
Dean’s Honor Roll (2005-2007)

Work Experience

Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center, Consultant
University of Texas at Arlington, Research Assistant
Coca-Cola Bottling, Engineering Internship

Other Interests and Hobbies

Institute of Industrial Engineering, Alpha Pi Mu, Tau Beta Pi
Hiking/Canoeing, Robotics, Cooking/Eating Out