Cecily Ryan, Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Research Interests

  • Biodegradable and bio-derived polymers and composites
  • Materials properties of composites, including interfacial compatibilization
  • Additive manufacturing of biobased composites
  • Biointerfaces with polymeric materials
  • Sustainable material and energy product lifecycles
  • Incorporation/reuse of waste materials
  • Environment-material interaction
  • Multi-functional materials
  • Nanocomposites


  • Stanford University, Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering (2016)
  • California Institute of Technology, M.S. Applied Physics (2002)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, S.B. Materials Science and Engineering (2000)