UB - University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Chemical and Biological Engineering
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Michael E. Ryan

Professor
Director of University Accreditation

563 B Capen Hall
(716) 645-3519
Fax: (716) 645-2549
meryan@buffalo.edu

Short bio Research Publications

Education

Ph.D. McGill University Chemical Engineering
1978
M.E. McGill University Chemical Engineering
1973
B.S. McGill University Chemical Engineering
1971

Professional Experience

University at Buffalo
Director, University Accreditation
2010-
Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education
2005-2010
Associate Dean, Student Services, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
1995-2004
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
1976 - Present
Professor 1997
Associate Professor 1982
Assistant Professor 1976
Visiting Scientist, Industrial Materials Institute, National Research Council of Canada, Boucherville, Quebec 1993, 1994
Director, Business-Industry Affiliates Program, New York State Center for Hazardous Waste Management 1989-94
Visiting Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, McGill University 1983-84
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Davis 1983
Imperial Oil, Montreal East Refinery 1969
Imperial Oil, Ville LaSalle , Quebec 1968

Honors and Awards

Eminent Engineer, Tau Beta Pi (New York Nu Chapter) 2004
Service Excellence Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the Mid-Semester Review Integrated Web process Project Team, UB 2004
Service Excellence Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the ASCIT Appraisal Project Phase I, UB Division of University Services 2003
ASEE Campus Representative Award for outstanding achievement in recruiting the most new faculty in the St. Lawrence Section 2002
ASEE Campus Representative Award for outstanding achievement in recruiting the highest percentage of members in the St. Lawrence Section 2002
Second Place paper in the Freshman Programs Division of ASEE 2002 Best Paper competition for the paper entitled “Retention and Success of Engineering Undergraduates: A Discussion of Retention-related Initiatives at the University at Buffalo”, by W. G. Wild and M. E. Ryan 2002
University Faculty Senate Best Practice Paper award for the paper entitled, “Reasons to Stay: Re-orienting Toward the Retention of Future Engineers”, W. G. Wild and M. E. Ryan, presented at the Student Retention Symposium – Best Faculty and Student Life Collaborative Practices 2002
September 2001 issue of the Journal of College Science Teaching (vol. XXXI, number 1), featuring the theme "Opening the Doors to Science Case Studies," was the winner in the "Print Publications/Periodicals/Sponsored Publication/Adult" category awarded by the 2002 Distinguished Achievement Awards program sponsored by the Association of Educational Publishers 2002
Honorary Member, Golden Key International Honour Society, University at Buffalo Chapter 2001
Service Excellence Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the IT Literacy Program for Incoming Students, UB Division of University Services 2000
Recognized as “Plastics Technologist of the Month” by the Buffalo Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers 1999
Centennial Certificate of Appreciation for exceptional contribution to the American Society for Engineering Education and the Profession of Engineering 1993
Professional Achievement Award from the Western New York Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers 1985
Best Paper Award from the Injection Molding Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers for the paper entitled, "Computer Simulation of Injection Mold Filling for Viscoelastic Melts With Fountain Flow", by M. R. Kamal, E. Chu, P. G. Lafleur, and M. E. Ryan 1985
Dow Outstanding Young Faculty Award of the St. Lawrence Section of the American Society for Engineering Education 1979
McGill University , Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, Science and Engineering Summer Award 1976
National Research Council of Canada Postgraduate Scholarship 1973-76
The Society of Plastics Engineers (Quebec Section) Education Award on behalf of McGill University for Research in the field of Plastics Engineering 1976
The Society of Plastics Engineers ( Quebec Section) Education Award for Scholastic Achievement in the Field of Plastics Engineering 1974
The Loyola Prize for Mathematics 1966
The Loyola Silver Medal for Highest Aggregate Class Standing 1966
The Montreal City and District Savings Bank Bronze Medal for Scholastic Achievement 1961

Last Updated: October 2007