Ryan Integlia

Assistant Professor

Office Location

Innovation, Science and Technology Building, Room 2086, 4700 Research Way, Lakeland, FL 33805-8531


Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rutgers University, 2011

M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rutgers University, 2008

B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rutgers University, 2001


Social Media Accounts/Websites *

Google Scholar Profile


Dr. Ryan Integlia has extensive experience in photonics, fabrication, digital systems, nanotechnology, renewable energy, and wireless sensor networks applications. Since coming to Florida Poly, he has developed electrical engineering, computer engineering, and advanced technology curricula for undergraduate and graduate concentrations. His teaching involves the development and operation of various courses, such as those related to renewable energy, sustainability, optoelectronics, electronic devices, and general circuits. He is originally responsible for the co-development and direction of the electrodynamics programs, co-development of the health informatics program, and others.

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 (FIPR), and Catapult.

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.

As part of his doctorate degree research, Integlia explored micro- and nano-photonic structures for dispersion control and applications. His master’s degree was obtained with the support of the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Technology fellowship program.

Integlia’s industry experience includes work with some of the world’s largest multinational companies, including IBM and Siemens. 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 in the attempt to serve 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.

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. He also supports additional professional conferences and workshops at various institutions as an organizer.



  • Renewable energy
  • Wearable devices
  • Nanophotonics/optoelectronics
  • Wireless network and robotics applications
  • Social entrepreneurship


Professional Activities

  • Member, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); Communications Society, Education Society, Photonics Society, Robotics and Automation Society, Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, Computational Intelligence Society
  • Member, Society for Photonics and Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
  • Member, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)


Awards and Honors

  • 2009-2011: National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow: Rutgers-Princeton Nanotechnology for Clean Energy IGERT
  • 2011: Certificate in College Teaching, Rutgers University
  • 2008: Nominated for Teaching Assistant of the Year, Rutgers University
  • 2008: Certificate in Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University
  • 2005-2006: Advanced Institute for Transportation Education Fellowship
  • 2004-2005: Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Technology Fellowship
  • 1998-2001: Merit Scholarship, Rutgers School of Engineering
  • Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, Golden Key Honor Societies


Selected Publications

  • Neyra , R. Acacio , S. Miorana , T. Garrison , C. Coddington , C. Scaduto , K. Baldwin , R. Integlia. Development and analysis of solid-state batteries through implementation of the COMSOL® platform. COMSOL conference, Boston, MA. Nov. 2018.
  • Zachary Unson, Logan Carlson, Rachel Sibande, W. Rhey, R. Integlia. “Towards the Development and Implementation of Integrated Power Systems Supporting Community Infrastructure in Malawi, Africa.” IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference. San Jose, CA. Oct. 2018.
  • Eric Williams, Moshe Acvecedo, Mohammad Ammar Bharmal, Vladislav Fomitchev, Luke Nichols, Kendon Ricketts, Balasubramaniyan Chandrasekaran, Ercan Ellibol, Melissa Morris, Ryan Integlia, “Towards the development of junkyard hacks: networked robotics applications,” 31st Florida Conference on Recent Advances in Robotics. Orlando, FL. May 10-11, 2018.
  • Luke Nichols, Zachary Weingarten, Chris Didier, J. Prine, M. Cathcart, S. Alweiss, R. Integlia, “Toward an AR multiperspective active imaging environment for application development,” SPIE Defense + Security, Orlando, FL. April 2018.
  • Damon Plylor, Wyatt Roach, Xhino Domi, Justin Folden, Robert Acacio, Isaac Vargas, Jeremy Meritt, Aleksandar Damjanovic, Ryan Integlia. “Design and Implementation of Nikola Tesla’s Egg of Columbus as an Instructional Aid.” ASEE-SE. March 2018.
  • Fatmi, S. Rashad, R. Integlia, G Hutchison. American Sign Language Recognition using Hidden Markov Models and Wearable Motion Sensors. IBIA. Vol. 10; No. 2; Oct. 2017.
  • Trowbridge, J. Husinger, F. Calas, V. Fomitchev, Z. Weingarten, R. Integlia, “Protomesh, a Wireless Solution and Platform for Embedded Education and Raspberry Pi Workshops,” EDUNINE2017, IEEE, Sao Paulo, Brazil. March 2017.
  • Aleksandar Damjanovic; Ryan Integlia; Arif Sarwat. “Evaluation of Power Transformer Loses Measurements Methods Under Nonlinear Load Conditions.” IEEE IAS. May 2016.
  • McCormack, J. Prine, B. Trowbridge, C. Rodriguez, R. Integlia. “2D LIDAR as a Distributed Interaction Tool for Virtual and Augmented Reality Video Games.” IEEE GEM.  2015.
  • Trowbridge B, Rodriguez C, Prine J, Holzemer M, McCormack J, Integlia R. “Gaming, fitness, and relaxation,” IEEE GEM., Oct 2015, Toronto, OH
  • Integlia, ; Song, W.; Yin, L.; Ding, D.; Pan, David Z.; Gill, Douglas M.; Jiang, W. “Fabrication and characterization of parallel-coupled dual racetrack silicon micro-resonators.” SPIE. 8266. Feb. 2012.


*External, third-party sites not maintained by Florida Polytechnic University