Ryan Barton, Ph.D.

Ryan Barton, Ph.D., is the manager of Bioprocess Automation at BTEC. He has experience with automation instrumentation and software used for process control of various biomanufacturing processes, and experience with data collection, analytics, and model based process control. Additionally, he has experience in fermentation processes using bacteria (batch and continuous), bioreactor design, and catalytic conversion of biomass.

Dr. Barton spent one year as a Postdoctoral Researcher at NC State University where he worked on design and characterization of a prototype bioreactor for continuous bioprocessing of gas (methane) via aerobic bacterial fermentation. Dr. Barton earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and his co-major Doctorate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Forest Biomaterials from NC State University.