20 September 2021

IOM3 Fellow wins Armourers & Brasiers Company Prize

Congratulations to Professor Mary Ryan FREng CEng FIMMM on being awarded the Armourers & Brasiers Company Prize for excellence in materials engineering.

Professor Ryan
© Imperial College London

Ryan is Professor of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Imperial College London, UK. She is awarded the Armourers and Brasiers Company Prize in recognition of her outstanding career in materials science and nanotechnology.

Professor Ryan is world-leading in the novel application of advanced techniques to explore electrochemical processes at the nanoscale under complex real-world conditions. Corrosion is an expensive problem that impacts all areas of engineering and Professor Ryan collaborates extensively with industry, particularly in the energy sector, to develop understanding, risk assessment and solutions to corrosion problems.

Her insights have also led to the application of corrosion phenomena in developing functional nanomaterials for energy and healthcare. Her expertise was sought by RAF Museum Cosford on the treatment of the ‘flying pencil' (the Dornier Do17) and she sits on the RAF Museum Research Board. She works extensively with heritage organisations, including The Mary Rose Trust, and has worked with the Victoria and Albert Museum developing programmes on the history and future of nanotechnologies.