Ryan is a trainee patent attorney with a background in physics having graduated with a Masters degree from Imperial College London and a PhD in condensed matter physics from the University of Edinburgh. His research involved synthesising and studying perovskites and iron-based chalcogenides to better understand their vibrational or magnetic properties.


  • Worked on X-ray diffractometers and inelastic neutron scattering instruments with the University of Edinburgh. Ryan has carried out neutron scattering experiments on triple-axis spectrometers at the Swiss Spallation Neutron Source (SINQ)
  • MSci project included developing a novel algorithm for the detection of explosives for border security using artificial neural networks. The model used computer-generated neutron-induced gamma emission spectroscopy data for known explosives and benign substances
  • Worked on prosecuting patents for computer-implemented technology invention