Ryan is a recent graduate of Nanotechnology Engineering at the University of Waterloo receiving the President’s Scholarship of Distinction and the Waterloo County Entrance Scholarship. He is passionate about using technology to make an impact in the world - most recently using nanotechnology to advance the field of cancer treatment. Ryan researched nanoparticle drug delivery at Harvard Medical School, designing a novel inorganic nanoparticle for siRNA delivery. At Waterloo Ryan developed a PCT patented starch nanoparticle for cancer treatment winning the Nanotechnology Engineering Design Symposium Award. Apart from his work in the lab Ryan has worked at Toyota, Kingston Process Metallurgy, Albany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and Pravala Inc. In his free time Ryan enjoys travelling, skiing, golf and wakeboarding. Ryan is active in several charities including Salama Shield, Grandview Baptist Church and coaching tennis.