Ryan Clemmer

Headshot of Ryan Clemmer
Associate Professor
School of Engineering
Phone number: 
(519) 824-4120 ext. 52132
THRN 1337
Seeking academic or industry partnerships in the area(s) of: 
Alternative energy, fuel cell technology, engineering education
Available positions for grads/undergrads/postdoctoral fellows: 
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High temperature (1600℃) box furnace with air atmosphere

Small box oven – max. temperature 1000℃


The high temperature furnace may be used for thermal processing of ceramic materials.

Education and Employment Background 

Dr. Ryan Clemmer received his PhD from the University of Waterloo in 2006. Between 2006 and 2007, he held a position as a Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Calgary. From 2008 to 2010, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Waterloo. In 2011, he worked as a Research Engineer and Lecturer at the University of Waterloo. Clemmer joined the School of Engineering at the University of Guelph in 2012 where he is now an Associate Professor.

Research Themes

Clemmer’s research focuses on alternative energy and energy conversion systems, including solid oxide fuel cell technology. He is interested in the development of new materials and the characterization and processing of metal-ceramic composites. He measures electrical conductivity, thermal expansion, and dimensional stability. Clemmer is also interested in processing and sintering of porous powder compacts. Beyond his research in mechanical engineering, Clemmer also explores the scholarship of teaching and learning. Key research themes include:

  1. Material Development for high temperature fuel cells.
  2. Sustainable energy.
  3. Learning and assessing problem analysis skills and design principles.


Major funding, Awards, National or International Recognition, Prestigious affiliations, Memberships on editorial boards or societies

  • D2L Innovation Guild Research Grant, 2021
  • CEPS Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of Guelph, 2020
  • Ontario Centres of Excellence Voucher for Innovation and Productivity grant, 2016-2018
  • American Society for Mechanical Engineers Member, 2015-2021
  • Canadian Engineering Education Association Member, 2015-2021
  • Professional Engineers of Ontario, 2010-2020

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