Biography

Dr. Alan Ryan is a lecturer in Sustainable Automation, Quality Management & Supply Chain in the Department of Design & Manufacturing Technology. He is director of the Materials & Automation Research group.

Alan's research interests include process optimisation, quality management systems and sustainable treatment of products at the end of their useful life.
Alan's industrial background working as a manufacturing engineer for a leading multinational electronics manufacturer and uses this industrial background in his approach to research, lecturing and problem solving.

Specific research projects Alan is involved with at the moment include, forecasting and planning end of life treatment of WEEE, successful implementation of lean manufacturing in large organisations (barriers and how to sustain success) and an FP7 project investigating the development of a data management system capable of capturing and modelling process knowledge in organisations.


Alan is a member of Engineers Ireland, has developed new systems and technologies which have been patented and licenced to spin-out companies. He jointly led UL's admission into the CDIO community, which is a move towards making engineering lecturing more problem based. The aim here being to help students grasp key concepts and to provide an industry ready graduate.

Professional Activities

Patent

  • 2011 85888 - Removal of Hazardous Substances from LCD Displays

Association

  • Member, Engineers Ireland

Books

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Book Chapters

Developing an Environmentally Sustainable PCB using Existing Industrial Production Equipment

Dr. Alan Ryan
2012
New York
Nova Science Publishers Inc
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Using Electrically Conductive Inks and Adhesives as a Means to Satisfy European PCB Manufacturing Directives

Dr. Alan Ryan
2010
Leiden
Brill
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Printing an Alternative Manufacturing Method,

Dr. Alan Ryan
2010
Croatia
SCIYO
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Using Electrically Conductive Inks and Adhesives as a means to Satisfy European PCB Manufacturing Directives

Dr. Alan Ryan
2008
Leiden Netherlands
Koninklijke BRILL NV
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Edited Books

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Peer Reviewed Journals

Effect of surface roughness on Paper Substrate Circuit Boards

Dr. Alan Ryan
2012
New york
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Characterising components of liquid crystal displays to facilitate disassembly

Dr. Alan Ryan
2011
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Using electrically conductive inks and adhesives as a means to satisfy European PCB manufacturing directives

Dr. Alan Ryan
2008
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Manufacturing an environmentally friendly PCB using existing industrial processes and equipment

Dr. Alan Ryan
2007
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Other Journals

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Conference Publications

International Manufacturing Conference IMC 24

Dr. Alan Ryan
2007
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International Manufacturing Conference IMC 26

Dr. Alan Ryan
2009
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Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing

Dr. Alan Ryan
2010
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29th International Manufacturing Conference

Dr. Alan Ryan
2012
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13th International Scientific Conference 'Achievements in Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Dr. Alan Ryan
2005
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13th International Scientific Conference 'Achievements in Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Dr. Alan Ryan
2005
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Advances in Material and Processing Technologies

Dr. Alan Ryan
2006
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