Women in Hydrogen: Amy Hong Ryan

Amy Hong Ryan, a Senior Engineer in the Fuel Cell Development Department of Toyota Motor North America Research and Development, has been working on hydrogen fuel cell technology for many years. While popularity of hydrogen may have gone up and down through the decades, Ryan points out that Toyota’s commitment to this technology has never wavered. And she thinks we’re finally at a turning point where it’s hydrogen’s time to shine as a zero-emission fuel.

This International Women’s Day, Ryan wants to #ChooseToChallenge the assumptions about who to include in discussions – “Are we inclusive in bringing in people who may be impacted by decisions that are being made?” she asks. H2 View caught up with her to find out more as part of our exclusive Women in Hydrogen series.

Thanks for giving H2 View your time Amy. You’re currently Senior Engineer at Toyota, why don’t you tell us a little about that?

I’m a member of the Fuel Cell Development Department of Toyota Motor North America R&D, based in southern California, where we work on the fuel cell vehicle powertrain. I’m involved in two areas: certification testing of the high-pressure hydrogen storage systems and development of codes and standards related to hydrogen safety.

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