Ryan joined Synapse in 2013 as an Electrical Engineer and now is an Electrical Engineering Tech Lead. While at Synapse, Ryan has worked on a wide variety of projects. Ryan has developed 3 data collection and research platforms for clients looking to gain a foothold in or explore a new design space. Additionally, Ryan has led a team of 2 electrical engineers through a challenging proof-of-concept to Asia-based production of a low-power, always-on, wireless consumer electronic device.
Prior to joining Synapse, Ryan spent 5 years as an Analog/Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuit Designer at Crest Semiconductors, a startup company that specialized in high-speed, high-resolution analog-to-digital converters. While at Crest, Ryan designed the front-end sampling circuitry, clock driver circuitry, and co-designed a calibration algorithm for a 16-bit 250MSPS time-interleaved ADC. Ryan is co-inventor on four patents based on his work at Crest.
Ryan holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah. While at the University of Utah, Ryan worked on a team to develop the first-reported 100-channel fully-implantable wireless neural recording system. In particular, he developed the wireless data transmission circuitry for the device. As a graduate student he completed two integrated-circuit design internships at Slicex, the original name of Crest Semiconductors, and Medtronic. While at Medtronic, he developed a power-optimized fast-Fourier-transform (FFT) hardware extension for Medtronic’s proprietary microcontroller used in their implantable devices.
In his free time, Ryan is an avid road cyclist, paddle boarder, and gardening enthusiast.