Dr. Z. Ryan TianBoard Advisor

    Dr. Z. Ryan Tian

    Ryan got a Ph.D. (1998, major in Inorganic Chemistry and minor in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science) at UConn from making new nanoporous materials which resulted in a first-author paper in Science. Then, he was a postdoc at the U. of California-Davis (1998-2000), and the Sadia National Labs (2002-2004) where I published first-author papers in Nature Materials, Nano Lett, JACS, Angewandte Chem, etc.

    In 2000-2001 at AXT (Fremont, CA, the USA #1 III-V semiconductor manufacturer), Ryan managed an R&D team and three production lines’ 24/7 operations (~200 people), improving the production lines productivity by 50%, QA/QC of raw materials ($5M/day) in and products out, Cal-OSHA regulations compliance built the same production-lines (~200 people) in Asia and made them as operational as the USA’s.

    Since 2004 at the U. of Arkansas (UARK), Ryan has co-founded the American Society for Nanomedicine, the Arkansas Institute for Nanoscience/Engineering, J. of Nanotech for Engr. & Med (under the American Society of Mechanical Engineering or ASME) and working with labs and undergrad/grad students in Chemistry/Biochemistry, Physics, Biology, Anthropology, Geology, Materials Science/Engineering, Cell/Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering. He has published >100 papers (in Science, Nature Materials, PNAS, etc., H-factor 27), and several book chapters and patents, and helped MIT win a ~$230 million grant on smart textile from DOD. His lab at UARK has been mainly developing new nanotechnologies viable to large-scale industry manufacturers in the USA.

    Ryan is also interested in studying basic science. For example, he has been attempting to develop a new theory in basic chemistry and a new theory in basic physics.