Ryan O'Dell, PhD

Ryan O'Dell, PhD

Areas of Expertise

  • Spintronics
  • Quantum dot synthesis
  • Magnetic and resistive random access memory
  • Microwave resonance spectroscopy
  • Micro-/nanoelectromechanical systems

Background and Current Work

Dr. Ryan O’Dell is a research scientist at Riverside Research, focused on investigating nondestructive imaging techniques using principles of photothermal and Terahertz (THz) spectroscopy. He engineers spintronic nano oscillators (STNO) and magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJ) for use in radio detection and ranging as well as next-generation memory applications. He has developed synthesis conditions for ultra-small lead sulfide quantum dots for use in light emitting diodes and organic photovoltaics. He has also engineered and grown microelectromechanical systems using resistive random access memory (RRAM), metal-insulator-metal (MIM) diodes and metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) capacitors. Dr. O’Dell’s research interests include expanding the capabilities of spintronics to advance the state-of-the-art in radio frequency and non-volatile memory technologies.

Education, Awards, and Recognition

Dr. O’Dell received a BS in physics with a minor in mathematics from Ashland University, an MS in physics and astronomy from Bowling Green State University, and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Toledo. He was awarded the Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute PhD Fellowship supported by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (AFRL/RX).