Dr. Ruyan Guo is Robert E. Clarke Endowed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). She received her education from Xi’an Jiaotong University (BS and MS in Electrical Engineering) and The Pennsylvania State University (Ph.D. in Solid State Science). Before joining UTSA in 2007, she was a tenured full professor at Penn State’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Materials Research Institute.
Dr. Guo has mentored over 90 graduate and numerous undergraduate students in research. She has published over 360 refereed articles, 35 edited book volumes, around 140 conference papers, and holds 6 patents. Her leadership roles include serving as Chair of the Department of ECE at UTSA (2010-12) and Director of UTSA’s Graduate Program in Advanced Materials Engineering (since 2012). Additionally, she has served in various positions in professional societies such as IEEE-UFFC, ACS-PRF, and SPIE. Recently she served as a Program Director at The National Science Foundation.
Her achievements have been recognized with the XEROX Award for Best PhD Research in Materials at Penn State, several UTSA Innovation Awards, and the Graduate School Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award at UTSA. Dr. Guo is a Guinness World Record holder for the “Smallest Medical Robot” and is an Academician of the World Academy of Ceramics. She is also a Society Fellow of IEEE, SPIE, and ACerS.
Within ACerS, she has been a member since 1986 and served as the Division Chair of the Electronics Division in 2002-03. She has contributed to the community by organizing numerous symposia and serving on various committees. She was honored in 2020 with the Global Ambassador Award of the Society.
Professor Guo specializes in interdisciplinary materials research and electronic device engineering. Her current focus is on designing and synthesizing smart electronics using ferroelectric, piezoelectric, pyroelectric, and multiferroic materials and their nanocomposites for applications in sensors, actuators, modulators, and energy conversion.