Martine Stillman, Mechanical Engineering Program Lead at Synapse, was qu
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.