Thomas M. Ryan

Thomas M. Ryan

Chief Chemist, Technical Manager of Analytical Sciences Labs P: (937) 236-8805 x211 E:

Tom Ryan joined Bowser Morner, Inc. as a chemist in 1978 after earning a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Dayton.  Having spent his entire career at Bowser-Morner, Tom has risen steadily through the ranks of the Analytical Sciences laboratories  from chemist to supervisor to operations manager to his current position of Chief Chemist and Technical Manager of Analytical Sciences Labs, where he is responsible for technical oversight of our Analytical Services and Radon Reference Laboratories. 

He has more than 35 years' experience in chemistry and analytical testing methodologies, including Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Glow Discharge Spectroscopy (GDS), Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy (ICP), Xray Fluorescence Spectroscopy (XRF), Leco Carbon/Sulfur Analyzer, UV/ VIS Spectrophotometer, Karl Fischer Titration, and Auto Titration.  He routinely assists manufacturing and industrial clients with materials characterization, chemical identification of unknown material, identification of contaminants, cleanliness testing and studies to determine corrosion resistance and the causes and impact of corrosion on manufactured products and materials.

Mr. Ryan is active in ASTM C07 Committee on limestone and a member of the ASTM Collaborative work group WK20129 to develop a new standard for evaluation of limestone reactivity in flue gas desulfurization systems.  

Finally, Tom oversees activities in the Division’s chemistry & mechanical test lab, limestone analysis, product testing, calibration, and the radon reference laboratory.

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Inventure Civil Puts Bowser-Morner To The Test

Bowser-Morner was retained by Inventure Civil of Wake Forest, North Carolina to perform accelerated weathering testing on a concrete industry product being developed by Inventure Civil called ClearCast Forms. The forms are a patented transparent stay-in-place bridge deck forming system. Inventure Civil required passing independent testing and analysis of the ClearCast Forms by an accredited laboratory before the product could be approved for field testing on an actual bridge project. Read More