Dr. Ryan Integlia is responsible for the development and direction of Digital & Hybrid Systems and the Electrodynamics programs and co-development of Health Informatics and Motion Intelligence programs. He has extensive experience in photonics, fabrication, digital systems, nanotechnology, renewable energy and wireless sensor networks. At Florida Poly, he has developed electrical engineering, computer engineering, and advanced technology curricula for undergraduate and graduate concentrations.
Dr. Integlia also works with his colleagues, the University industry partners and other organizations to establish an interdisciplinary and collaborative research environment. He serves as the University’s liaison to the Florida Energy Systems Consortium, the Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute and Catapault.
His research interests include subjects related to nanophotonics, optoelectronics, electronic devices, fabrication, rapid prototyping, 3D printing, mobile systems applications, mobile health applications, renewable energy systems, sustainable technology and poverty alleviation.
Dr. Integlia received his doctorate in Electrical and Computer Engineering through the Rutgers–Princeton Nanotechnology for Clean Energy Program at the National Science Foundation’s Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship, where he explored micro- and nano-photonic structures for dispersion control and applications.
His master’s degree is in Civil and Environmental Engineering and was obtained with the support of the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Technology fellowship program. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rutgers University. His industry experience includes work with IBM and Siemens.
Dr. Integlia’s industry experience includes work with some of the world’s largest multinational companies. In addition, he has established entrepreneurship programs, economic development programs, co-ops, startups and supported business accelerators.
Initiatives he has established have received recognition and awards from the Clinton Global Initiative University, the UN Foundation in conjunction with Mashable, the National Science Foundation’s Grand Challenge Program, the MIT Clean Energy Prize, Princeton University’s Green Business Plan Program and the Coca-Cola Foundation.
The majority of these awards were received for his work as co-founder and executive director of em[POWER] Energy Group, where his knowledge and skills in science and engineering were used to help vulnerable communities living in or near waste dumps. The mission of em[POWER] is to harness renewable resources to support infrastructure for schools, clinics, sustainability programs and economic development.
em[POWER]’s initiatives have served communities in the U.S., Bangladesh, Uganda, Thailand, and other countries. In the U.S., it supports the development of interdisciplinary research programs, infrastructure projects, internship programs, academic programs, industry/academic partnerships, sustainability programs and advisory services.
Dr. Integlia co-founded the International Lemna Association, which has helped to facilitate international steering committees, public forums, education programs and conferences for the sustainable industrialization of duckweed.
His hobbies and pastimes include writing, running, volunteering and traveling.