Senior Engineer, Strategic Research Operations
Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
Ryan Hahnlen is a Senior Engineer in the Strategic Research Operations division of Honda R&D Americas, Inc. His responsibilities include third party outreach, working with universities, non-government and government institutions to identify and develop new technologies in lightweighting, high performance structures, additive manufacturing, and multi-material joining. Dr. Hahnlen has published several papers pertaining to additive manufacturing, and currently holds two patents with several more pending. Prior to working for Honda R&D, Dr. Hahnlen conducted his graduate research in the area of simulation and characterization of smart materials and multifunctional composites constructed via additive manufacturing. His current research involves developing advanced manufacturing methods to integrate high performance materials into vehicles with minimal disruption to existing factory infrastructures.