Personal Profile

Ryan Ferguson is the electrical/control systems engineer for the Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility pilot plant. He is responsible for the supervisery control and data acquisition development, electrical control panel design, programmable logic controller programming, and general plant electrical upgrading and maintenance. 

Research Interests

Pilot plant control system design and optimization

Data acquisition improvements

Electrical safety

Safety instrumented systems

Professional Experience

Electrical Engineer, NREL (2016–present)

Electrical Engineer, Metso Minerals (2013–2016)

Controls and Automation Engineer, Joy Mining Machinery (2011–2013)

Electromechanical Engineer, Matthews Marking Products (2008–2011)

Associate Retrofit Projects Engineer, Emerson Process Management (2007–2008)

Accreditations and Certifications

Licensed Professional Engineer, Colorado

International Society of Automation, ISA/IEC 61511 Safety Instrumented Systems Fundamentals Specialist (2019–present)

National Fire Protection Association, Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (2016–present)

Education/Academic Qualification

Bachelor, Electromechanical Engineering Technology, Pennsylvania State University