Ryan Davis is a fifth year PhD candidate studying materials science. His research focuses on computational modelling of complex, three-dimensional microstructures, particularly their evolution and characterization. He applies this work to understanding the degradation mechanisms involved in the operation of solid-oxide fuel cells. Included in his related interests are topics such as code design patterns, parallel / high performance computing, and data visualization. Ryan has also completed numerous teaching assistantships in applied mathematics, materials, and solid mechanics courses. In 2013, he was awarded the Crocco Teaching Award for excellence in teaching.