Patrick Ryan is a technology consultant with specializations in the areas of nano fabrication, process development, process technology, controls and automation. His background also includes software and hardware development, Intellectual property, technology road-mapping and strategic planning. He has over 25 patents across technologies ranging from non-volatile memory and sensors to advanced measurement instrumentation.
Mr. Ryan worked for over 25 years in the computer data storage industry, with Seagate Technology, where he held several management roles in operations and R&D. His most recent positions included Chief Technologist to Seagate’s thin-film transducer division and Vice President for Advanced Technology where he spear-headed a company-sponsored startup effort in next-generation non-volatile solid-state memories.
Since leaving Seagate, Mr. Ryan served as COO/CTO of Nanocopoeia, LLC., a med-tech startup specializing in the development and scale up of nanoparticle solutions for bio-pharmaceutical market. Most recently Pat served as COO of Universal Magnetic Systems, Inc. (UMS), in St. Paul, MN where he led a development effort in scale-up of an advanced magnetic nanoparticle technology.
Mr. Ryan has been an active promoter of science and technology in Minnesota. He was a founding member and former Board Chair for MN Nano, a private sector led coalition of industry and higher ed institutions, promoting nanotechnology for long term economic health in the region. He has served on the Advisory Commission to Minnesota’s Science and Technology Authority and on the board of directors of Minnesota High Tech Association (now MN Tech). He is currently a technical advisor to Secured2 Corporation (Data security) in Minneapolis.
Pat is a graduate of the University of Minnesota (EE) and spends his time mentoring students and advising entrepreneurs in new startup efforts.