Ryo Okada, Ph.D.

People

Title: Patent Engineer

Location: Houston

okada@oshaliang.com

PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED

Dr. Okada’s specific areas of expertise are in the advanced materials and chemical-related industries. He assists with drafting and prosecuting foreign and domestic patent applications in a variety of fields, including: polymer chemistry, composite materials and processing, nanotechnology, and materials science.

EXPERIENCE

Prior to joining Osha Liang, Dr. Okada worked as the Senior R&D Project Manager at Barrday Corporation for over 15 years. During his tenure there he developed, tested, and commercialized various composite products for aerospace, defense, automotive, and technical industrial applications. As an inventor, he also filed numerous patent applications and has a published patent. His research and product development experience of new technologies, combined with IP experience provided him with a well-rounded background for patent prosecution and solid understanding of clients’ needs.

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry Research – Fracture Mechanism of Honeycomb Sandwich Composite Panels. University of Toronto (1998-2004)
  • B.S., – Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry (Honors Standing) University of Toronto (1994-1998)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Journal papers
    • “The role of the resin fillet in the delamination of honeycomb sandwich structures”, Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 62, 2002.
    • “Delamination mechanisms in honeycomb sandwich panels”, International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition, Vol. 48, 2003.

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • Japanese
  • Spanish (conversational)