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 (2024) support the development of printed electronics technologies as well as gallium nitride (GaN) electronics for harsh environments, including both high-temperature and radiation tolerant devices.

Primary projects include:

  • Next Generation Technologies to aid in Medication Adherence
  • Smart printable and wearable chemical & physical sensors for first responder PPE
  • GaN Electronics for Harsh Environments
  • Match Making: Empowering older adults to age in place through matching automated medication adherence technology to ability


  • 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 Digital Champion, Fitness Committee Member, and Mercury Liaison
  • Student supervision (Graduate and Co-op)
  • Reviewer for NSERC, IRAP, and various IEEE publications
  • IEEE EDS member


  • Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Senior Member (SMIEEE), 2008 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics, Carleton University, 2020 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Electronics, Carleton University, 2015 - 2018


  • AEP Health and Safety Award, 2023
  • AEP Outstanding Client Service Award, 2018


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

Inventions and patents

Key publications

Ryan Griffin

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

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Sciences, Technology, Microelectronics, Printable electronics, Prototyping, Technological innovation