Email outage from Saturday, September 30, 11 am, until Sunday, October 1, 8 pm (ET)

Annual maintenance work is taking place on our servers this weekend. This will have an impact on incoming and outgoing emails to the NRC, including on our website. Email service should resume immediately after the scheduled maintenance.

Ryan Griffin

Roles and responsibilities

Electronics Designer

• Supporting the goals of the NRC through research of international calibre and the development and application of advanced technologies.
• Working in a team environment alongside researchers and technical experts in world-class facilities.
• Development of proposals for new research initiatives, and providing service to NRC clients.
• Providing input into the overall direction, and research priorities, within the business plan.
• Designing, testing, and modelling, analog and digital printed electronics circuits.
• Working closely with press operators, fabrication process engineers, other team members, and with industrial collaborators, to develop large area electronic circuits that meet the needs of industry.
• Employing analog and digital circuit simulators to design, test and model printed electronic circuits.

Current research and/or projects

I currently (2019) support the development of printed electronics technologies, including various energy harvesting modalities. I also support NRC's GaN PDK and the development of new and novel sensor technologies, including radon gas detection.


• Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, 2014
• M.A.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Carleton University, 2008
• B.Eng. Engineering Physics, Carleton University, 2008

Professional activities/interests

• NRC Early Career Research Network (ECRN) committee member
• Student supervision (M.A.Sc. and Co-op)
• Reviewer for NSERC, IRAP, and various IEEE publications
• IEEE EDS and IMS member


• Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Senior Member (SMIEEE), 2008 - Present
• Adjunct Professor, Department of Electronics, Carleton University, 2015-2018


• AEP Outstanding Client Service Award, 2018


• Professional Engineers Ontario, Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), 2018 - Present

Inventions and patents

• Ryan Griffin, Neil Graddage, "Printed film based electrostatic concentrator", PCT/IB2019/059187 Filed: October 25, 2019
• Heping Ding, Ryan Griffin, George Xiao, and Ye Tao, "Voltage and current triggered switch, and step-down DC-DC converters containing such a switch", United States Patent Application 15/933,970 Filed: March 23, 2018 

Key publications

Ryan Griffin

Team Leader
Advanced Electronics and Photonics
1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Preferred language: English
Other(s): English, French
Telephone: 613-993-7813

Follow me