Staff Directory

Ruyan Guo

Ruyan Guo portrait
(703) 292-9146
E 14448
Program Director

Program Responsibilities:
Addressing Systems Challenges through Engineering Teams (ASCENT)
Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF)
Electronics, Photonics and Magnetic Devices (EPMD)
Future of Semiconductors (FuSe)
Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Core Research (FW-HTF)


Dr. Ruyan Guo is a Program Director for Electronics, Photonics and Magnetic Devices (EPMD) in the Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS) of Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation.  She manages the interdisciplinary science and engineering research thrust in photonic devices and components area, addressing underlying fundamental and cross-cutting research at the nano, micro, and macro scales.

Dr. Guo joined NSF as a Program Director in March 2019. She is Robert E. Clarke Endowed Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), San Antonio, Texas. Before joining UTSA in 2007, Dr. Guo was a tenured full professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Materials Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania. Her wide research background in electronics and optoelectronics ranges from ferroelectric, piezoelectric and pyroelectric ceramics and single crystals; microwave dielectric devices; multifunctional and nanocomposites for sensors, actuators, modulators and energy converter applications; to hybrid 2D/3D micro-fabrication for next generation electronics. Her research publications include over 440 technical papers, 6 patents and over 28 transaction books and proceeding volumes. She has experience in chairing Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and developing interdisciplinary academic programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels. She has supervised numerous graduate students through their degree program completion in Solid State Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Advanced Materials Engineering, as faculty at Penn State and currently at UTSA, respectively.

Dr. Guo has a record of service to the research community, serving as the Chair (2002-03) and then Trustee (2006-09) of the Electronics Division of ACerS, as elected AdCom member of IEEE-UFFC (2006-08), and as co-organizer of annual SPIE Conferences in Photonic Devices and Applications and ACerS symposia in Advanced Dielectric Materials and Electronic Devices. Dr. Guo is a member of World Academy of Ceramics (2020), and a Society Fellow of IEEE (2013), SPIE (2009), and ACerS (2003).

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