About Ryan Wells

Email | VBA Developer and Nuclear Engineer

SUMMARY

Ryan Wells improves the bottom line by using his programming abilities, primarily Visual Basic for Applications, to automate and enhance complex engineering processes. Doing so reduces error and increases efficiency.

Although a nuclear engineer by profession, Ryan's programming, technical writing and effective presentation skills are valuable in other engineering fields, project management, environmental science and business analysis.

Browse his resume, read testimonials and contact Ryan when you're ready to hear what he can do to benefit you.


TESTIMONIALS

Performance Appraisals for Ryan Wells

"Consistently exceeds expectations."

"In the last year Ryan's contributions to BWR Fuel Engineering have accelerated and have been well beyond those expected of an Engineer II."

"Ryan leaves each product better than he found it."

"Ryan's operations support is of superior quality, and he is providing mature insights and contributions to operational strategy - his anticipation of customer needs is very advanced for his experience level and it is clear from feedback from his plant customers that they have the highest level of confidence in his products and recommendations."

"His work has been near flawless, indicating robust self-checking."

"He is highly adaptable absorbing extra work without upset, accepting new challenges, and is exemplary in his adoption of the nuclear culture."

"Ryan is unusually innovative and on his own initiative has provided the Reactor Engineers with automated tools to assist them with various online monitoring activities."

EXPERIENCE

Nuclear Fuel Engineer, Duke Energy
Charlotte, NC

  • Leads control blade management as the project engineer in charge of monitoring control blade degradation, proposing annual replacement strategies and initiating procurement process for 137 control blades.
  • Executes standardized company processes and procedures to meet reload design project schedules and to accurately document reload design products, comprising the management of 560 fuel assemblies.
  • Applies engineering principles to quickly analyze, diagnose and resolve emergent plant conditions, including weekend operations support and industry-leading control blade degradation diagnostics.
  • Developed OSI PI programs to aid in control blade diagnostics and created Visual Basic for Applications scripts that cut operational response time by 67%.

2012 - PRESENT


VBA Developer, Freelance
Charlotte, NC

  • Developed the nation's most popular Excel Mouse Recorder, Mouse To Macro.
  • Lead programmer behind CF Shapes - the premier Excel Add-In for enabling conditional formatting for shapes.
  • Teaches thousands of visitors each month how to become stronger VBA programmers.

2014 - PRESENT


Reactor Engineering Intern, Duke Energy
Brunswick Nuclear Plant, Southport, NC

  • Conducted heat balance calculations designed to detect equipment anomalies and communicated results to senior reactor operators.
  • Performed system health evaluations on reactor jet pumps and spent fuel pool bundles.
  • Participated in plant power reduction activities with reactor engineering and operations.

2011



EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, Nuclear Engineering
University of Florida

2012
4.0 GPA




TECHNICAL SKILLS



Visual Basic for Applications


Fortran


Python


UNIX


AREVA MICROBURN-B2


SQL


OSI Pi


MCNP

SOFT SKILLS



Effective Presentations


Technical Writing


Personal Accountability


Collaboration


Leadership


Listening

Ryan Wells

Ryan Wells is a Nuclear Engineer in Charlotte, North Carolina. Since graduating from the University of Florida in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering and a 4.0 GPA, he has been employed in Duke Energy's BWR Fuel Engineering department where he supports the Brunswick Nuclear Plant. In college, Ryan was the captain of the Chipola College Brain Bowl team in Marianna, Florida. His team won the 2009 Florida State Championship and went on to finish second at the national NAQT Community College Championship Tournament (CCCT). Ryan is the founder of where he seeks to inspire office workers to automate their work using his VBA tutorials and code examples.